NEUES MUSEUM BY DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS
Originally designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built between 1841 and 1859, The Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island was subject to extensive bombing during the Second World War, leaving the building heavily damaged and the structure largely exposed to nature. In 1997, David Chipperfield Architects won the international competition for the rebuilding of the Neues Museum in collaboration with Julian Harrap. After more than sixty years in ruin, the Neues Museum reopened to the public in October 2009 as the third restored building on Museum Island, exhibiting the collections of the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History. In 2011, it won the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award.
Founded in 1984, David Chipperfield Architects has its main offices in London, Berlin, and Milan, in addition to a representative office in Shanghai. Employing over 150 staff from 15 countries, the firm works internationally on commercial, cultural, and residential projects, providing full architecture, masterplanning, interior design, and product and furniture design services for both the public and private sectors. Projects include the acclaimed River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Dolce & Gabbana stores in New York and Los Angeles, and a private house for fashion photographer Nick Knight. For more information, visit davidchipperfield.co.uk
/ PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXEY BLAGUTIN, SOME/THINGS AGENCY