The race to expand continues at breakneck speed.
David Zwirner. Courtesy of David Zwirner.
David Zwirner is getting himself a pricey gift for his gallery’s 25th birthday: a $50 million new space. The sprawling building, designed by the star architect Renzo Piano, will open on a corner lot on West 21st Street in Chelsea in 2020.
The five-story building—the first commercial gallery built by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect—will become the headquarters of Zwirner’s multinational operation. The new facility will house 50,000 square feet of exhibition space across three floors as well as two floors of office and storage facilities, according to a spokesperson for the gallery. Once complete, the building will bring the gallery’s number of locations in New York to four. It is its seventh space worldwide.
The news comes at the beginning of a landmark year for the gallery, which is kicking off its 25th anniversary celebrations this week. On January 27, Zwirner will also open its first space in Asia, a 10,000-square-foot gallery in Hong Kong.