Galvanizing Delight

Kuntsmuseum, Basel, Switzerland

galvanized-backdropThe new extension to the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland combines the use of many textured materials; marble, scraped plaster, galvanized steel and grey concrete. For a recent exhibition; Sculpture on the move 1946 – 2016, the use of galvanizing was expanded to create a startling relief for the backdrop to the entrance of the galleries.

Architect: Christ & Gantenbein

Image: Kunstmuseum Basel, Peter Schnetz

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Galvanizers Association

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