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NewsNews • 24 Sep 2021

MKM Museum extension by Herzog & de Meuron blends with existing Küppersmühle grain mill

The MKM Museum extension has a long history in the making. The grain mill, originally from 1860 with the current buildings dating back to 1908, turned into a museum in 1999. The museum houses the Ströher Collection, which is one of most extensive private collections of German post-war art to date. Simon Menges Herzog & de Meuron were involved from the start and designed an extension that was supposed to be erected on top of the silo towers in 2008. Faulty work by the steel-working company and subsequent bankruptcy resulted in the project being abandoned. Simon Menges In 2013 with the Ströher family as new clients, Herzog & de Meuron set aside the original idea of an illuminated cube balanced on the silo towers... More