New Building

The Kunstmuseum Basel is about to undergo a major transformation. Across Dufourstrasse, facing the Main Building and connected to it on the basement level, an exhibition building is rising that will satisfy the highest contemporary standards for the presentation of art. Designed by the renowned Basel-based architecture firm Christ & Gantenbein, the new building will also be another architectonic highlight in the Basel cityscape. Starting in 2016, the Kunstmuseum Basel will thus present art in three different venues—the third is the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, its dedicated contemporary-arts space.

With these changes, we lay the foundation for a future worthy of the Kunstmuseum’s tradition as a leading international art institution. We look forward to welcoming future generations of art and architecture fans from Basel, the surrounding areas, Switzerland, and the entire world to the Kunstmuseum Basel, home to the city’s famous—and the world’s oldest—public collection of art.



Exhibition Space (m²)

Main Building 1936 Main Building 2014 Main Building 2016 Museum für Gegen-warts-kunst New building Total 2014 Total 2016 Stei-gerung 2014-2016
4'320 5'150 4'640 2'460 2'740 7'610 9.840 + 29 %