Tour: Swiss Institute

Construction has wrapped up at the new East Village home of the Swiss Institute, a New York-based non profit dedicated to contemporary art. Renovation of the 7,500 sf former bank building was led by Selldorf Architects and offers spaces for exhibitions, projects and public programs, a library, a bookstore, and a public rooftop. The opening exhibition, "Readymades Belong to Everyone," is the third edition of SI's Architecture and Design series.

Northwest corner from 2nd Avenue.

North facade from St Marks Place.

Entry on 2nd Avenue.

Bookstore operated by Printed Matter.

Ground floor gallery.

Ground floor gallery.

Ground floor gallery.

Stairwell with window looking onto the reading room.

Reading room entrance on the second floor.

Reading room.

Reading room.

Rooftop space.

View of the corner of 2nd Avenue and St Marks Place from the rooftop space.

Lower level gallery.

Architect: Selldorf Architects; Client: Swiss Institute; Program: Museum; Location: East Village, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.