Architecture

The new Hilti Art Foundation exhibition building by Morger + Dettli Architekten creates an impressive compositional ensemble together with Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. The cubic form and structural and material similarities of the polished concrete façade point to the common bonds between the two institutions, whereby the contrasting colour scheme in white and black attests to a spirit of self-assured independence and respectful coexistence.

The configuration and typology of the spaces achieves a conscious autonomy of access and exhibition. As visitors pass through the building, they gain varied impressions of light and space: the lower ground level with indirect lighting from the stairway, the first level with pure artificial light and the third level with zenithal daylight (supplemented by artificial light as needed).

Simultaneously connecting and separating, the monumental light-flooded stairway provides a striking pathway as well as an intensely sensory architectural experience. The large openings in the stairway’s façade afford views of the surroundings. By contrast, the exhibition spaces are closed off to the outside, offering an ideal venue for the presentation of art with their subtle geometries, minimalist materials and balanced proportions.

The Hilti Art Foundation is accessed via the foyer of the Kunstmuseum, which creates a convenient link for visitors between the exhibition spaces of the two institutions.

Hilti Art Foundation: Treppe
Treppenhaus
Saal Obergeschoss
Hilti Art Foundation Treppe
Hilti Art Foundation Sitzgelegenheit
Hilti Art Foundation
Hilti Art Foundation Ecke aussen
Hilti Art Foundation
Hilti Art Foundation

Information

Visitor information on
opening hours, admission
fee and guided tours
can be found at
kunstmuseum.li

Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Städtle 32, P.O. Box 370
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Google Map
T +423 235 03 00, F +423 235 03 29
mail@kunstmuseum.li
www.kunstmuseum.li

Collection/loan enquiries

Hilti Art Foundation
Feldkircherstrasse 100, P.O. Box 550 
9494 Schaan, Liechtenstein

T +423 234 21 67, F +423 234 61 67
info@hiltiartfoundation.li

Press contact

Hilti Art Foundation
Feldkircherstrasse 100, P.O. Box 550 
9494 Schaan, Liechtenstein
media@hiltiartfoundation.li

Press kit

Publisher
Hilti Art Foundation

Copyright of content
© Hilti Art Foundation
Copyright of images
© Succession Alberto Giacometti / 2016, ProLitteris, Zurich
© 2016, ProLitteris, Zurich, for all other works. All rights reserved. Without permission reproduction and any other use of the work besides the individual and private consultation is forbidden.

Concept and project management
Brigitte Lampert and Hanna Züllig

Corporate identity
Brigitte Lampert

Web design
Brigitte Lampert and Hanna Züllig

Web development
Hanna Züllig and Dominik Stucky

Texts
Dr. Uwe Wieczorek
Morger + Dettli Architekten AG


Photography
Roland Bauer
Barbara Bühler
Anne Gabriel-Jürgens
Valentin Jeck
Heinz Preute
Roland Tännler

Video
Sebastian Frommelt

Translations
Julia Thorson