The building of Sauerbruch Hutton architects from Berlin is a long, two-storey, rectangular structure abutting a considerably higher, trapezium-shaped section that widens to the north. The precise contours of both parts are linked by a continuous ribbon glazing that culminates in the generous glazed area at the main entrance. Here a corner window running the full height of the building cuts boldly through the structure to the North West, ensuring that the spacious foyer with the museum ticket desk, bookshop and restaurant receive natural light from three sides and enjoy different views. All galleries have white walls and wooden floorboards of solid Danish oak which provide a neutral background for the artworks. Their lightness, colours and materials ensure a naturally airy atmosphere. The façade looks like an abstract painting and draws attention to the building’s function as an art museum. It comprises various layers with different functions.
How to get there?
Tram: Line 27: alight at Pinakotheken. Underground:
U2/U8: alight at Königsplatz or Theresienstrasse,
U3/U6: alight at Odeonsplatz or Universität.
Bus: Line 154: alight at Schellingstrasse & Line 100: alight at Maxvorstadt. The Museum Brandhorst is situated in the north-eastern corner of the ‘Kunstareal’ that includes the Alte and Neue Pinakothek museums as well as the Pinakothek der Moderne. With its entrance at the junction of Tuerkenstrasse and Theresienstrasse the Museum Brandhorst forms a