Museum Frieder Burda, Designed by Richard Meier, in Baden-Baden Proves to Be Crowd Puller


BADEN-BADEN.- The Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, created by New York building designer Richard Meier, proves to be a true crowd puller. Since the opening in October 2004, more than one million art lovers have visited the museum. The snow-white building is situated in Baden-Baden’s famous Lichtentaler Allee and adjoins the old National Gallery (Staatliche Kunsthalle), built 100 years ago. In Germany, this is the first time that a national and a private cultural institution work together in such a unique way. Especially fascinating is the interplay of alternate views from outside nature to art and from inside the museum back out to the surrounding park. In New York, the museum has been awarded the American “New York Chapter Design Award“. This important prize for architecture, assigned by the renowned “American Institute of Architects (AIA)“, honors the “excellent design and first-