* Architecture: David Chipperfield selected to renovate the Mies – designed Neue National Gallery in Berlin
Posted by the editors on Saturday, 31 March 2012
Architecture: David Chipperfield selected to renovate the Mies-designed Neue National Gallery in Berlin: “..David Chipperfield, Stirling Prize-winning [British] architect and director of the 13th international Venice Biennale, has been commissioned by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (PCHF) to renovate the Neue National Gallery. The 20th century icon was designed by the legendaryLudwig Mies van der Rohe, who [would have] celebrated his 126th birthday this week..[Chipperfield’s] long history in dealing with architectural heritage includes the highly publicized and incredibly successful renovation of Berlin’s Neues Museum, which received the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award, as well as the beautiful transformation of the 1920s Folkwang Museum..”
See our posts on David Chipperfield: Architects: Award-Winning British Architect David Chipperfield Discusses German Projects (Video) and Architecture: Venice Biennale 2012: David Chipperfield officially appointed director.
See our recent posts on the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Architecture: Classics by Mies van der Rohe, Architecture: German Pavilion (aka Barcelona Pavilion) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Residential Architecture: Villa Tugendhat – Reopening a Mies Modernist Landmark and Architecture: Mies van der Rohe Gas Station Conversion by Les Architectes FABG.
image: © Guillermo Hevia Garcia; article: Rosenfield , Karissa . “Chipperfield selected to renovate the Neue National Gallery in Berlin” 30 Mar 2012.ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/222042>