Created to house the art of the German expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, the museum is located in the Swiss town of Davos, where he spent the last twenty years of his life. The first major commission for Zurich architects Gigon Guyer, the Kirchner Museum blends into the snow-topped mountainous landscape of Davos. Wrapped in glass panels, the cladding’s opacity varies depending on where it is located on the volume; clear in the lower hall, matt in the skylights to diffuse the bright alpine light, and translucent to cover the thermal insulation to the concrete walls. London based practice Dow Jones, speak to Annette Gigon & Mike Guyer, to compare their parallel practice in designing cultural and exhibition spaces. 

Biba Dow and Alun Jones founded Dow Jones in 2000. They have since completed numerous cultural projects including Maggie's Centre Cardiff and the Garden Museum.


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