Gothenburg Art Museum by Barozzi Veiga



MArch speakers Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga, in collaboration with local architects Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Arkitekter and landscape architect Peter Korn, won the competition to renovate and extend the Göteborgs Kunstmuseum. The intervention focuses on a respectful and complementary relationship to the existing museum, projecting an extension as an elongated plinth in front of the south facade of the historic building.

The design that has allowed them to win the competition is perceived as a complement, but also as an element with its own character, standing out for its geometric contrast with the surrounding nature. The facades, abstract and discreet, with precise openings, dialogue with the existing building, adding value and resolving the relationship with the surrounding environment.

The intervention project focuses on highlighting a respectful and complementary relationship with the existing museum. It proposes a functional and rational organization in terms of art, visitor flows and security, while creating a compact and flexible design, avoiding an excessively vertical arrangement of public spaces and giving the building a more open character.

The victory in this new competition adds to a list that can already be considered long, which includes the Szczecin Philharmonic, the Kunstmuseum in Chur, the Infanta Elena Auditorium in Águilas and the new building of the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, among others.


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