GALERIE BRUNO BISCHOFBERGER, Zurich, Switzerland, architecture
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A Swiss Art Master Turns Architect

Gallerist Bruno Bischofberger is a huge name in the art world, famous for his collections of Andy Warhol and for being the first to show Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg in Europe.

Gallerist Bruno Bischofberger, art dealer and gallerist,  Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg
GALERIE BRUNO BISCHOFBERGER, Zurich, Switzerland, art, gallery, culture, visit
Twisted forms of the new galley space in Zurich by Baier Bischofberger Architects, the 10-year-old Zurich firm established by Nina Baier-Bischofberger and her husband, Florian Baier. Art in transformation - new galley space Bischofberger in Zurich, by Baier Bischofberger Architects, the 10-year-old Zurich firm established by Nina Baier-Bischofberger and her husband, Florian Baier.

These former factory sheds have been manipulated and transformed beyond recognition, each into an architectural marvel. Three facades are covered in concrete, stretching the bounds of what you might previously have seen concrete do, having been twisted and poured into shapes and movements that defy the material’s malleability.

Baier Bischofberger Architects, the 10-year-old Zurich firm established by Nina Baier-Bischofberger and her husband, Florian Baier.

While the other three are clad in aluminium or steel and have been laser cut, bent, punched and tessellated into three dimensions. The Designhalle, the space that will house decorative art collections, shines bright. Sheathed in a desirably shiny coat of stainless steel strips that have been laser-cut and folded outwards by a purpose-built precision machine – this is architecture that stuns.

Art Gallery Zurich  - Bischofberger
Art Gallery Zurich - by Baier Bischofberger Architects, the 10-year-old Zurich firm established by Nina Baier-Bischofberger and her husband, Florian Baier. Zurichs new gallry space Bischofberger - by Baier Bischofberger Architects, the 10-year-old Zurich firm established by Nina Baier-Bischofberger and her husband, Florian Baier.
Art Gallery Bruno Bischofberger Zurich, by Baier Bischofberger Architects, the 10-year-old Zurich firm established by Nina Baier-Bischofberger and her husband, Florian Baier.

In the Swiss winter sun the architects call it the ‘hairy building’, while in the brilliance of summer Baier thinks it shines like a sequin dress. The creations here posit architectural brilliance and we cannot wait for the Designhalle and its fellows to be finished and filled with Baier’s treasures.

Should you be staying in Zurich, the only suitable place that could compare is our beloved Widder Hotel. Filled with Medieival antiques alongside Andy Warhol originals, Widder and Baier are a match made in design heaven.

Widder Hotel Zurich, Luxury art hotel
Luxury Art Hotel Widder Zurich, Switzerland, patrons of the arts and culture Luxury Hotel Widder Zurich - an art hotel with history in old town Zurich, Switzerland, frescos

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images ©  GALERIE BRUNO BISCHOFBERGER AG, Baier Bischofberger Architects & Widder Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland 

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