The Garden Wing extension at the Städel designed by schneider+schumacher opened ten years ago. The project architects were Till Schneider, Michael Schumacher and partner Kai Otto.
The interior of the Garden Wing extension is characterised by its elegantly curved and floating ceiling slab, which spans the space and rests on only 12 columns. 195 circular skylights with a diameter measuring between 1.5 and 2.5 metres deliver natural light to the Garden Wing extension below ground, and on the building exterior, create a memorable pattern over the entire lawn area above. On the exterior, a green dome-like upward curvature defines this accessible garden while also creating an architectural trademark.
Photos: Rainer Gehrisch