Apertures into Art

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Frankfurt’s Städel Museum recently completed a huge renovation by Schneider+Schumacher that doubled its exhibition space by burying it under a beautifully domed glass courtyard, dotted with a grid of circular skylights to the galleries. The circular windows can be walked on above and peered into, shining daylight into the galleries along with integrated LED lights and built-in shading elements. The underground space is further enhanced with geothermic heating and cooling properties, making the beautiful addition energy efficient as well.