Museum Küppersmühle (MKM) is a Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art based Duisburg's Inner Harbour. It houses the Ströher Collection. It is part of the Duisburg: Town and Harbour section of the Ruhr Industrial Heritage Trail.
Based in a former warehouse, the MKM was opened in April 1999. The building was redesigned by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, using a masterplan devised by Norman Foster. After gutting the original industrial building an exhibition space of 3,600 m² was created across three storeys. With 6-meter high ceilings, grey Turkish basalt natural daylight is provided by the ceiling-high window slits. The building is served by an external staircase attached to the original building.
History of the building
The original building was erected in 1860 with extensive redevlopment between 1908–1916. Steel silos were added in the 1930s. In 1969he merger of Werner & Nicola Germania Mühlenwerke with the Küppers Mühlenwerken in Homberg gave rise to the name "Küppersmühle".
- The MKM – Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, accessed 14 April 2010
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