NEUES MUSEUM : DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS

Beautiful Museum by David Chipperfield Architects located in Berlin. It has been open for a while, however I just read a great article on its design by bdonline. Located on Museum Island, the museum was originally completed in 1849 but was bombed during the Second World War and has lain derelict since. “Given this evocative yet inaccessible space, the restoration of the Neues Museum follows a principle of conservation rather than reconstruction,” explain David Chipperfield Architectsto read more, click the link below.

“The project can, I believe, be fairly claimed as the ultimate embodiment of the principles Ruskin set out in The Lamp of Memory 160 years ago. That it should be the work of an architect who we might once have blithely labelled an unequivocal modernist is extraordinary. The commission has demanded great courage and humility on Chipperfield’s part. He has met that challenge and more: he has delivered his masterpiece.” – BDONLINE

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