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Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Bielefeld, Germany

33597 Bielefeld
Telefon 0521 51-2115 /-2900/-27198
Telefax 0521 51-6997
June 19th 2024

The City of Bielefeld and Kunsthalle Bielefeld are pleased to announce that, following a multi-stage competition “Caruso St John Architects” have been selected from a to lead the architectural planning for the future-oriented renovation and exten-sion of Kunsthalle Bielefeld.
Built in 1968 to designs by US-American architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005), Kunsthalle Bielefeld is not only a renowned institution for modern and contempo-rary art but also an internationally significant museum building with an iconic character. The Kunsthalle is Johnson's only museum building in Europe, a signifi-cant historical monument, and a landmark, that shapes Bielefeld's identity.

Alan Ritchie, President of PJAR Architects, New York, formerly Philip Johnson > Alan Ritchie Architects, comments:

“I think it is very important for the museum to move with the times. If the architects present the right solution for the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, I know that Philip Johnson would have supported them.”

About Kunsthalle Bielefeld
Kunsthalle Bielefeld was built in 1968 to designs by US-American architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005). It is his only museum building in Europe and a listed building. The iconic building marks an early turning point in Johnson's transition towards a postmodernist form. The collection, which consists of around 5,200 works from the 20th and 21st centuries, focusses on German Expressionism, art from the Bauhaus and Constructivism environment, as well as works of Mini-malism and Postminimalism and contemporary art. Temporary exhibitions explore exemplary artistic posi-tions and thus constantly changing current social is-sues, which are set in ever-changing relationships with works from the permanent collection.

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