David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum has been awarded the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Awards 2010.

The awards honour achievements in safeguarding Europe’s architectural, landscape, archaeological and artistic heritage.

“The jury was most impressed with the rebirth of the Neues Museum, situated in the centre of Berlin’s Museum Island, which secured and restored the historic structures of the ruin, and connected them to the surrounding museums,” said the organisers.

“The project was conducted with great elegance and efficiency.”