The Kirchner Museum in Davos was designed by Gigon/Guyer Architects and built between 1990 and 1992.
The expressionist painter Ernest Ludwig Kirchner was born in 1880 in Aschaffenburg and co-founded in 1905 the artist group Die Brücke. Starting in 1917 and until his death in 1938, he lived in Davos and the immediate surroundings.
The Kirchner Museum in Davos was the first large commission to be realised by Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer. The museum is composed of four double-height exhibition rooms with skylights and glass facades, linked by a lower corridor.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the entrance offer a view of the Alpine landscape which also inspired Kirchner’s work.
The exhibition spaces are minimalist cubes with white walls and oak parquet flooring, ensuring the art is the center of attention. The skylight above each hall evenly distributes the filtered daylight into the exhibition space.
In 2019, the Grisons Heritage Society included it in the list "52 best buildings - Grisons culture of construction 1950 - 2000"