Germany’s MKM Museum reopens with a Herzog & de Meuron-designed extension

Duisburg, Germany’s Museum Küppersmühle (MKM), home to one of the world’s preeminent collections of post-war German art, will celebrate its highly anticipated reopening this weekend with the unveiling of a sizable new expansion designed by Herzog & de Meuron that brings nearly 27,000 square feet of additional exhibition space to the waterfront modern art venue.

The Swiss-based firm also designed the original museum, an ambitious adaptive reuse project that entailed the transformation of a long-disused 19th-century mill grain into a world-class art center and major cultural destination along the Ruhr Industrial Heritage Trail. Operated by the Bonn-based Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V. (Foundation for Art and Culture), the

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