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Langen Foundation, Neuss

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Langen Foundation near Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is a museum designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. The foundation showcases a collection of Oriental Art and Modern Art. It is located on the grounds of the Museumsinsel Hombroich.ArchitectureThe museum was created on grounds which used to be a NATO rocket base. The building has double-skin volume and two half-buried temporary exhibition wings with a total area of 900 m2; the structure mainly consists of reinforced concrete, glass and steel. The museum offers three exhibition spaces totalling an area of 1,300 square metres. Situated within the ground-level concrete slab is the so-called Japan Room – an unusually long and narrow gallery conceptualised by Ando as a space of “tranquillity” especially for the Japanese segment of the Langen Collection. The two subterranean exhibition rooms, with a ceiling height of a surprising eight metres, were in turn designed to accommodate the modern part of the collection. The museum opened to the public in 2004.
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  • After visiting Insel Hombroich we went to the Langen Foundation, it's situated at an old nato base which is worth checking out! The not only the art but also the building is amazing, very beautiful! W...  more »
  • If you are an architect, travelling to Germany and looking for some good works from famous architects. Langen Foundation is one of cool architectures from Tadao Ando. It's located in the small town an...  more »
  • The path to this museum is as often at Tadao Ando meditative. You walk out with a conscious detour so you think about where you are going. Upon entering, the head than on looking at art. In this case, a splendid collection of Japanese prints and room screens. Especially the unrolled panorama drawings are fabulous beautiful. In the changing collection is now (may ' 17) delicious colorful work.
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  • A well hidden gem! Be sure to visit time!
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  • Super architecture. Great site
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  • In the minimalist architecture of Tadao Ando's architecture, can be found between changing exhibitions of contemporary art, great exhibits of Asian art.
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  • ...die Art mile par excellence. In connection with the Museum Island Hombroich a must!
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