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MoMA Receives Gift of Nine Projects by Herzog & de Meuron

Jacques Herzog, National Stadium, Beijing, China, 2002.

PHOTO: ©IMAGING AND VISUAL RESOURCES, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has received a gift of nine projects by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. The works, which include 23 pieces related to projects overseen by the firm between 1994 and 2018, were given to the museum by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, Basel, a foundation that was established by the architects in 2015.

Included in the gift are sketches, study models, presentation models, and architectural fragments. The works will go on display at the museum once it opens its expanded galleries later this year.

Martino Stierli, MoMA’s chief curator of architecture and design, said in a statement, “For more than three decades, Herzog & de Meuron’s practice has been a singular and defining voice in the discourse of contemporary architecture. Thanks to the generosity of the office and the Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron Kabinett, we will be able to include these key works of contemporary architectural production in our changing collection displays.”

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