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KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz
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DESIGNER
 
 
Peter Zumthor

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CONTEXT
 
Location
Peter Zumthor Kunsthaus Bregenz"Zumthor’s works without exception represent a critical coming-to-terms with the specific location. (...) The ensemble between Kornmarktstrasse / Kornmarktplatz and See-strasse has a character all of its own. It seems as if the town at this point had crept down to the Lake only with trepidation: not in closed ranks, but rather with individual ventures (...). The area in question is not a typical late 19th century development with individual well-spaced buildings (although there are certainly notable examples of such), but rather an area which has grown up slowly, with sensitive points of contact.
Peter Zumthor’s 'intervention' is decisive and sensitive in equal measure; the glass tower focuses the modest 'skyline', only this emphasis making it visible, and above all consciously visible, as such."

Friedrich Achleitner, "Peter Zumthor. Museo d'arte, Bregenz, Austria/Peter Zumthor. Art Museum, Bregenz, Austria", Domus 798, novembre/november 1997, p. 40-41





Peter Zumthor Kunsthaus Bregenz
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DESCRIPTION
 
Quotation
Peter Zumthor Kunsthaus Bregenz"The art museum stands in the light of Lake Constance. It is made of glass and steel and a cast concrete stone mass that endows the interior of the building with texture and spatial composition. From the outside, the building looks a lamp. It absorbs the changing light of the sky, the haze of the lake, it reflects lights and color and gives an intimation of its inner life according to the angle of vision, the daylight and the weather."

Peter Zumthor, "Kunsthaus Bregenz", in Peter Zumthor Works. Buildings and Projects 1979-1997, Birkhäuser, Basel Boston Berlin 1999, p. 214
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MATERIALS
 
glass, reinforced concrete, grit

Structure in reinforced concrete, external covering in glass, floors in grit

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Austria [Österreich]
State
Vorarlberg
Town
Bregenz
Address
Karl Tizian Platz, A-6900 Bregenz (Kornmarkstrasse, Kornmarktplatz, Seestrasse)
 
 
Telephone
+43.(0)5574.485940
Fax
+43.(0)5574.485948
Website
E-mail
kub@kunsthaus-bregenz.at
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Shops
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1989 - 1990    
Realisation
1992 - 1997
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AWARDS
 
1998
Mies van der Rohe Award, European Architecture
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Theresia Leuenberger, "The Emergence of Architecture-Transformations: an Examination of Architecture Experiences from the Perspective of the Sociology of Space and Actor-Network-Theory" in Anna-Lisa Müller, Werner Reichmann, (ed.), Architecture, Materiality and Society. Connecting Sociology of Architecture with Science and Technology Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke 2015, chapter 4, pp. 69-98
Friedrich Achleitner, "L'avventura della visibilità/The adventure of visibility", Rassegna  86, marzo/march 2007 [Maturale e artificiale. La luce nell'architettura/Natural and artificial. Light in architecture], pp. 58-67

James Turrell, "Colori in movimento sulla facciata/Colors in motion on the façade", Rassegna  86, marzo/march 2007 [Maturale e artificiale. La luce nell'architettura/Natural and artificial. Light in architecture], pp. 66- 67 (58-67)
Barbara Stec, "Conversazioni con Peter Zumthor/Conversations with Peter Zumthor", Casabella 719, febbraio/february 2004 [Modi d'abitare], p. 9 (6-13)
Marco de Michelis, "Consuntivi/Balance Sheets", Lotus international 104, marzo/march 2000 [Informale e nuove strutture/New Structures and the Informal], p. 107 (98-110)
Peter Zumthor, "Il nocciolo duro della bellezza/The real essence of beauty", Area 44, maggio-giugno/may-june 1999 [Essenzialità e luce/Less is Light], pp. 24-37 (da: Peter Zumthor, Pensare architettura, Lars Müller Publishers, Baden 1998)
"Mies for Zumthor", Architectural Review 1226, april 1999, pp. 19-20
Peter Zumthor, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Kunsthaus Bregenz archiv kunst architektur, Bregenz 1999
Peter Zumthor, Peter Zumthor Works. Buildings and Projects 1979-1997, Birkhäuser - Publisher for Architecture, Basel Boston Berlin, 1999, pp. 201-251
6th Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture, Fundació Mies van der Rohe and ACTAR, Barcelona 1999, pp. 20-29
Otto Kapfinger, Architecture in Voralberg Since 1980. A Guide to 260 Noteworthy Buildings, Kunsthaus Bregenz/Voralberger Architektur Institut, 1999, n. 1/4
"Museo de Arte en Bregenz/Art Museum in Bregenz", El Croquis 88-89, 1998/I [Worlds one/Mundos uno], pp. 288-309
"Bregenz", Architecture Today 83, november 1997, pp. 12-14
Friedrich Achleitner, "Museo d'arte, Bregenz, Austria/Art Museum, Bregenz, Austria", Domus 798, novembre/november 1997 [Star System], pp. 36-43
"Kunsthaus Bregenz", Detail 8/1997, [Bauen mit Beton], pp. 1318-1319
"El vacio sagrado. Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria/Sacred space. Kunsthaus, Bregenz, Austria", Arquitectura Viva 56, septiembre-octubre/september-octobre 1997, pp. 94-101
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CLIENT
 
 
Vorarlberger Landesregierung
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AMOUNT
 
 
ATS 285.000.000 (Austrian Schillings)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
Kunsthaus: 2,800 sq.m. interior floor, 3,344 sq.m. usable space
Administration building: 2,680 sq.m. interior floor, 540 sq.m. usable space
Dimensions
Kunsthaus m. 26.57 x26.57 x 30
Administration building m. 8.35 x 21.57 x 11
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Robert Manahal
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STAFF
 
Project
Atelier Peter Zumthor
Project architect
Daniel Bosshard (Kunsthaus), Jürg Bumann, Roswitha Büsser, Katja Dambacher, Thomas Durisch, Marlene Gujan, Thomas Kämpfer (offices)
Lighting consultant
Hanns Freymuth, Institut für Tageslichttechnik, Stuttgart (natural lighting)
Consultant for energy and environment
Meierhans und Partner
Climate control (HVAC)
Meierhans und Partner
Construction supervision
Siegfried Wäger, Martin Zerlauth
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CREDITS
 
 
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