The Swiss National Museum presents the new National

The Swiss National Museum presents the new National


Museum Work on the new National Museum is underway – the challenging construction project can be viewed in the loggia of the museum. The work taking place at the new National Museum can be observed live through panoramic windows which look out over the building site. Facts, figures and data provide information about the extension work and show the various stages of the construction and redevelopment of the building. A model of the extended National Museum reveals how the Swiss National Museum in Zürich will look when it is finished.

Facts on the extension of the National Museum Zurich

View from the park to the National Museum Zurich © Architron
View from the park to the National Museum Zurich © Architron

 Aktueller Stand der Bauarbeiten The current state of the construction works / Click here for a larger view


Building work on the extension is due to begin in 2013 and should be completed by the end of 2016.


The extension of the National Museum in the park Platzspitz …

... provides the necessary space for flexible rooms for temporary exhibitions, an auditorium and a study centre for cooperation with schools and colleges, as well as a catering infrastructure for a museum restaurant.

... will endeavour to build to Minergie-P standard.


Time schedule for the renovation of the applied arts wing and the extension of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich

Preparatory work (2012): Before the actual start of the building work, existing utility lines are to be rerouted and the building site installed (erection of containers, cranes and general building installations).

Building of the extension (2013–2015): In the first phase, the building trench will be secured, then the excavation is carried out, after which the building work for the museum extension begins.

Opening of the extension and the renovated applied arts wing (mid-2016): The completion of the renovation of the applied arts wing will coincide with the completion of the extension.




Blick vom Park zum Landesmuseum © Christ & Gantenbein

  View from the park to the National Museum Zurich
© Architron

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Blick von der Ausstellung auf das Platzspitzareal.

  View from the esxhibition on the park Platzspitz.
© Christ & Gantenbein

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Weg vom Museumshof in das Platzspitzareal. © Christ & Gantenbein

  Walk from the Museums court to the park Platzspitz.
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Funding:

The cost of the extension of the Zurich National Museum is calculated at CHF 111 million. Of this, CHF 5 million will come from private sources. The majority of the funding required will be contributed by the Swiss Confederation:

Federal government  
76 Million:

  The application for funding from the Federal authorities was approved in 2008. The Federal authorities accepted the civil building programme as the awarding authority.

Canton of Zurich    
20 million:

  The application for funds at cantonal level was approved by the Cantonal Council with a large majority in 2009 - the subsidy was due to be financed from the lottery fund. Following an appeal on the grounds of voting rights, on 19 April 2010 the Cantonal Council was called upon to make a decision once again. In this vote also, the Cantonal Council expressed itself, again with an overwhelming majority (and in fact with even fewer votes against than in the first vote), in favour of the financial contribution.

On february 13th 2011 there was a public vote on the contribution from the lottery fund, which was authorized by the Cantonal Council. The voters of the Canton of Zurich approved the extension with a 62.3 percent majority.
City of Zurich    
10 million:   3.25 million surrender of land and 6.75 million site-related contribution. The contribution from the City of Zurich was approved by a large majority in the municipal council in 2009. The opponents of the draft bill have collected signatures for a referendum against the municipal council’s decision. In the city of Zurich the vote was taken on June 13th 2010. The project has been adopted with 54,2% of the votes.
Private  
5 Million:

  Stiftung Willy G. Hirzel, Baugarten Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung.



  Panoramic view of the National Museum from the banks of the Sihl, with the big bridge.
© CHRIST & GANTENBEIN Architekten
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  View from the railway station to the Museum, with the new entrance.
© CHRIST & GANTENBEIN Architekten
Spitalstrasse 12 CH - 4056 Basel
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Landschaftsplan © DIPOL Landschaftsarchitekten


  Landscape plan
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Herleitung Ansicht ParkHerleitung Ansicht Platzspitzareal
©CHRIST & GANTENBEIN Architekten
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  Herleitung Ansicht StadtHerleitung Ansicht Stadt
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Swiss National Museum
Landesmuseum Zürich
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8021 Zurich

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Sechseläuten
28.04.2014 closed

Labour Day
01.05.2014 open 10 am – 5 pm

Ascension Day
29.05.2014 open 10 am – 5 pm

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