Herzog & de Meuron and MoMA

John Hill
24. January 2019
Floor plans of 56 Leonard Street, New York City (Photo © Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel)

The Swiss duo of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have donated materials "representing nine innovative built and unbuilt projects developed and realized between 1994 and 2018" to New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The donation, announced today by MoMA, were given to the museum by the Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel, a charitable foundation the duo established in 2015. It consists of 23 "physical objects and accompanying digital assets—sketches, study models, presentation models, and architectural fragments, as well as digital drawing sets, photographs, and videos." The selection was made with the architects "to demonstrate not only the final design output, but also the design process behind each project."

The nine projects, in chronological order of their start dates:

  • Eberswalde Technical School Library, Eberwalde, Germany, 1994–99
  • Dominus Winery, Yountville, Napa Valley, California, 1995–98
  • Laban Dance Centre, London, UK, 1997–2003
  • Kramlich Residence and Collection, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, 1997–2018
  • Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany, 2001–16
  • National Stadium, The Main Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, 2002–08
  • 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida, 2005–10
  • 56 Leonard Street, New York, New York, 2006–17
  • CaixaForum, Madrid, Spain, 2001–08

​These "objects" and "assets" will expand MoMA's existing collection of four Herzog & de Meuron projects from 1988 to 1997 and "one design object from 2002." The new works could be on display at MoMA as early as later this year when, according to curator Martino Stierli, "the Museum opens its newly expanded galleries."

Jacques Herzog' sketch for National Stadium, Bejing, China (Photo © Imaging and Visual Resources, MoMA, NY)
Oak model of 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, Florida (Photo © Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel)
Silkscreened concrete facade panel from Eberswalde Technical School Library, Eberswalde, Germany (Photo © Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel)
Study model for Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany (Photo © Jacques Herzog und Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel)
Wood and acrylic presentation model of Kramlich Residence and Collection, Oakville, Napa Valley, California (Photo © Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel)

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