Real Architecture: David Chipperfield presents Neues Museum

Tue 18 April 2006 7pm

  • Neues Museum regeneration, Berlin
  • Courtesy David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield is an architect of international reputation, based on an approach to architecture that is both consistent in its commitment to well-made, well-considered buildings and open to the different circumstances of each project. His practice is characterised by thoughtfulness and simplicity, as well as drama and surprise. Chipperfield’s diverse portfolio includes Anthony Gormley’s studio in London, BBC Scotland’s Glasgow headquarters and the extension to the island cemetery of San Michele in Venice. 

The Neues Museum is one of a series of art and architectural museums by Frederich August Stüler, built in 1859, on Berlin’s Spree Island. David Chipperfield Architects won an international competition in 1997 to restore the museum. The project was completed in 2009, and this presentation was given mid way through the project.