Architecture studio Christ & Gantenbein has completed a museum for chocolate brand Lindt alongside its headquarters in the Swiss town of Kilchberg on Lake Zurich.

Built alongside Lindt’s factories and corporate headquarters, Lindt Home of Chocolate contains a museum dedicated to the history of chocolate and the brand.


與Lindt的工廠和公司總部一起建造的Lindt Chocolate故居設有一個博物館,專門介紹巧克力及其品牌的歷史。

Christ & Gantenbein’s Lindt Home of Chocolate. Top image: The museum’s entrance |Christ&Gantenbein的Lindt巧克力之家。 上圖:博物館入口

Basel-based architecture studio Christ & Gantenbein designed the museum with a simple red brick exterior to match the surrounding historic factory buildings.

The entrance facade of the cuboid-shaped building, however, is clad in white glazed brick and shaped in a curve to create a focal point and public square.



Lindt Home of Chocolate is arranged around a large atrium|Lindt巧克力之家佈置在大中庭周圍

“But the Lindt Home of Chocolate reacts with a cutout to form its entrance and a public space, so it doesn’t range in the purely utilitarian typology anymore,” the studio told Dezeen.

“Through this curvature, it becomes somehow monumental,” it added. “The gesture is emphasised by the change of material.”


它補充說:“通過這種曲率,它變得不朽。” “通過改變材料來強調手勢。”

Circular balconies animate the space|圓形陽台使空間充滿生氣

Within the building, Christ & Gantenbein created a “playful” space to contrast the more utilitarian exterior.

“There is a certain contrast between its rather hermetic envelope and an open and playful interior,” said the studio.

“The chocolate is implicitly celebrated with round shapes, a soft touch, and maybe even a general sweetness.”




A series of spiral staircases also surround the atrium|一系列螺旋樓梯也圍繞著中庭

The museum is arranged around a large – 64 metres long, 15 metres high, and 13 metres wide – atrium that contains the world’s largest chocolate fountain, which is nine-metres tall and topped with an over-sized whisk.

Surrounding the atrium a series of spiral staircases, round load-bearing pillars and circular balconies animate the space.



The museum was built alongside the Lindt headquarters in Kilchberg. Photo is by Raphael Alu|博物館是在基爾希貝格的林德總部旁邊建造的。 圖片由Raphael Alu提供

“Almost reaching an ancient Roman scale, we’ve created an exaggeration of industrial production with a certain tension; a tension that gives a strong presence to the architecturally distinct elements that define the interior, bridging the substantial gap between a commercial ambience and classical grandeur,” said Christ & Gantenbein co-founder Emanuel Christ.

“To celebrate the experience of chocolate in many ways, we’ve scripted the Lindt Home of Chocolate’s interior as a space that orchestrates the movement of people.”

“幾乎達到了古羅馬時期的規模,我們在某種程度上加劇了工業生產的緊張;這種緊張使構成內部空間的獨特建築元素具有很強的影響力,彌合了商業氛圍和古典氣派之間的巨大差距。 ”,Christ&Gantenbein聯合創始人伊曼紐爾·克里斯蒂安(Emanuel Christ)說。


Lindt is based alongside lake Zurich|Lindt坐落在蘇黎世湖邊

Alongside the atrium on the ground floor will be a reception area, a 500 square-metre shop and a cafe, which also has outdoor seating.

The museum exhibits including an interactive chocolate tour, which were designed by Atelier Brückner, were placed on the floors above.

Architecture studio Christ & Gantenbein, which is led by Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, was named Architect of the Year in Dezeen Awards 2018. The studio has previously completed a concrete extension to the National Museum Zurich and designed a monochrome building for Kunstmuseum Basel.

Photography by Walter Mair unless stated otherwise.



由Christ和Christoph Gantenbein領導的建築工作室Christ&Gantenbein,在Dezeen Awards 2018中被評為年度最佳建築師。該工作室之前已經完成了對蘇黎世國家博物館的具體擴建,並為巴塞爾藝術博物館設計了單色建築。

除非另有說明,否則攝影者為Walter Mair。



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