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Zublin modernising Hamburger Kunsthalle

August 8, 2014

ENP Newswire - 08 August 2014

Release date- 06082014 - Zublin'sHamburg/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern turnkey construction unit has been awarded the contract to modernise the Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum in Hamburg, Germany.

The extensive renovation works will be carried out through a partnering contract model with ECE. The project is being financed by a generous EUR 15 million donation from the Dorit & Alexander Otto Foundation established by Hamburg-based entrepreneur and patron of the arts Alexander Otto and his wife. As part of the renovation measures, the Hamburg Senate additionally decided to renovate the museum's depository and to redesign the outdoor facilities.

The modernisation project is being guided by the central idea of reviving the historic main central entrance in the original building. When it reopens, all of the Hamburger Kunsthalle's building components will be united in a single museum complex. Renovated rooms and some new facilities will help to improve the working conditions for the research, restoration and administration departments.

A new museum cafe will be built in place of the old Cafe Liebermann. Finishing the preparatory measures for the modernisation, work on the shell limestone building and on the original building was completed on 1 July 2014. In the spring of 2016, the Hamburger Kunsthalle will then present itself with a renewed radiance.


Birgit Kummel

Ed. Zublin AG

Tel: +49 221 824-2472

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Source: ENP Newswire

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