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Thursday24 July 2014

Chipperfield's Berlin Neues Museum (video)

Work has completed on David Chipperfield Architects’ dramatic remodelling of the Neues Museum
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Work has completed on David Chipperfield Architects’ dramatic remodelling of the Neues Museum. Take a sneak peak at the renovation work

The 1855 building was designed by Friedrich Stüler to expand the facilities provided by Schinkel’s adjoining Altes Museum.

It originally housed a collection of ethnographic and archaeological holdings but had lain derelict since being bombed in the second world war. Chipperfield and its collaborator, conservation architect Julian Harrap, won the €233 million commission in 1997 after a scheme by Italian architect Giorgio Grassi was dropped.

The building is set to reopen in September, marking the completion of the first phase of Chipperfield’s masterplan to restructure the entire island.

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  • Well David and the Germans for works all can take pride in. Lets hope we can follow this up with the Bagdad Museum

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  • I greatly enjoy your short videos and in particular those about the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Heath Centre at Kentish Town . They are refreshingly unpretentious and informative. Do they reach a wider audience outside the construction industry? It strikes me that they would make excellent small tools for use in general education within schools and help to increase awareness of our built environment. Moreover they give a brief insight into how and why buildings are conceived.

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