The MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst is located in a historic grain mill on the Duisburg harbour front that was originally converted into a museum by Herzog & de Meuron in 1999. Herzog & de Meuron have now created an extension to the museum, which adds about 2,500 square metres of exhibition space. The Museum Küppersmühle is best known for its staircase. The extension has added another staircase that rivals the original. Herzog and de Meuron's initial design for the extension, which envisioned an illuminated cube balanced on the silo towers, was truly spectacular, but too expensive. The Museum Küppersmühle has some great works by Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter in its collection.

Museum Küppersmühle
Museum Küppersmühle staircase in the extension
Museum Küppersmühle
Looking up
Looking up
Looking down
Looking up inside the space marked by the silo towers
Museum Küppersmühle
The original staircase
The columns on the ground level of the silo towers, which mark the transition from old to new. From here you can look up (see above)

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