The Collections Centre of the Swiss National Museum
Affoltern am Albis, Switzerland | Stücheli Architekten | 2007
The Swiss National Museum, with a collection of over 840,000 objects, has a dedicated conservation and storage depot in Affoltern am Albis, about 20 kilometers southwest of Zürich. Situated in an industrial area, the site had three existing warehouses and two courtyards. In 2007, Stücheli Architekten connected these buildings with a single corridor on the east and recladded the buildings with corten steel. Corten steel panels also define the two courtyards to create a single, monolithic reading of the buildings.
The Collections Centre houses conservation, restoration and photography studios as well as depot storage for their collections. The courtyards offer both natural daylight and privacy into the studios. Advance booking for guided tours are required.
Visited: March 21, 2018