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Kunsthalle Würth in Schwäbisch Hall: extension to be opened in 2026


Kunsthalle Würth, sponsored by Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, is planning a comprehensive extension based on designs by the architectural firm Henning Larsen Munich, which is to be completed on the occasion of its 25th anniversary in 2026. 

The architectural firm had already demonstrated a flair for creating a successful symbiosis of old and new in the new building in 2001. The extension of Kunsthalle Würth follows Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhold Würth’s principle “growth is life and vitality”, with additional 600 m² of exhibition space, further enhancing the Würth Collection’s location in Schwäbisch Hall. A new tour of the building provides visitors with a better orientation.

In addition, the welcome area with museum store will be newly built and the café will be modernized and expanded to accommodate the high number of visitors of up to 250,000 people per year.

Along with office and depot space, the extension will also include a modern workshop room for creative-practical offerings that complement the classic educational program. To this aim, the boundaries of the premises around Kunsthalle Würth were realigned as early as 2013.

The complex construction project, not least because of the tightly built-up inner city location, including some renovation work in the existing building, is expected to be completed by 2026 following intensive planning.

Exciting showcase exhibitions during the renovation period

After “Rose Red, Grass Green, Quince Yellow. Botanic Mysteries in the Würth Collection“, showcase exhibitions based on works from the Würth Collection will be presented as usual free of charge at Adolf Würth Hall and in the former reception area from 17 November 2023. Owing to necessary technical modifications, two shorter closing times of the exhibition areas of Kunsthalle Würth are planned for a few months in the spring of 2024. Visitors are still welcome to discover the smaller showcase exhibitions and spend time in the Würth art shop and the cafeteria, both of which will remain open.

 More than five million visitors since 2001

Kunsthalle Würth, ingeniously integrated into the old town of Katharinenvorstadt in Schwäbisch Hall by Danish architect Henning Larsen, was opened to a large audience in May 2001 in the presence of many prominent guests from politics, society and culture.  Since then, 49 exhibitions from the Würth Collection have been on display in the timeless construction. More than five million visitors walked through its doors. Built within three years, Kunsthalle Würth quickly became one of the most successful private museums in Germany and a cultural attraction in the city of Schwäbisch Hall. Already after the first structural extension through the acquisition of the Sudhaus restaurant and conference venue, Kunsthalle Würth unfolded even more potential for the continuously growing Würth Collection with its new premises in the basement from 2004. It is sponsored by Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. In 2001, the Würth Collection comprised around 6,000 works of art, meanwhile, the collection has grown to roughly 20,000 works of art.

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