The Zaha Hadid Building
On 30 August 2005 Ordrupgaard reopened with a significant addition, an extension designed by the internationally acclaimed Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.
Zaha Hadid's proposal won a competition organised by the Danish Ministry of Culture in 2001. The judging committee commented that the winning proposal was in architectural opposite to the existing building with a balancing, but contrasting clarity. The original Ordrupgaard, the classical three-winged house from 1917, was designed by the architect Gotfred Tvede.
Zaha Hadid's building doubles the area of the museum. The extension is not just an experience in itself, it also offers Ordrupgaard better facilities, enabling it to present special exhibitions at international level.
With its 1150 m2 Zaha Hadid's building doubles the area of the museum. It has offered the museum better facilities for its collection and special exhibitions - a total of 508 m2. The visitor's area with the cafe and the Zaha Hadid hall covers 220 m2.
Thanks to the Danish Ministry of Culture, the Foundation Realdania and Augustinus Fonden for funding the building.