Office / Architect
David Chipperfield Architects / David Chipperfield
www.davidchipperfield.com
COLLABORADORS
BAL Bauplanungs- und Steuerungs GmbH, Berlin, Martina Betzold, Alexander Schwarz, David Chipperfield Architects, Harald Mueller, David Chipperfield Architects, Hannah Jonas, David Chipperfield Architects, Andrea Hartmann, David Chipperfield Architects, Laura Fogarasi, David Chipperfield Architects, Elke Saleina, David Chipperfield Architects, Barbara Koller, David Chipperfield Architects, Dreßler Bau GmbH, Dresden/Stockstadt, Ingenieurgruppe Bauen, Karlsruhe/Berlin, JMP Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart/Berlin, KMS Beratungs- und Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin, Nanna Fütterer, Stuttgart
CITYCOUNTRY
Berlin / Germany
Programme
Cultural
Placement
Shortlisted
EDITION
2009
The four-storey gallery building is located on the Kupfergraben canal, a remarkable site overlooking the Lustgarten and Berlin’s Museum Island. The composition of the new volume reacts to its immediate context of historic perimeter development, while the scale of its window openings reflects the urban dimensions of a corner building. Solid materials that will age well characterise the exterior, and the interior is defined by daylight and proportion. The gallery spaces are kept simple: large, loft-like rooms with natural side lighting. In contrast to a museum, the intention was to create spaces where one can live, work, or show art - in a townhouse dedicated to the arts, not isolated from the world, but directly related to the cultural heart of the city.
View from Museum Island, East elevation ©Ioana Marinescu
View from "Eiserne Bruecke" ©Ioana Marinescu
Entrance hall ©Ioana Marinescu
Exhibition room, first floor ©Ioana Marinescu
Exhibition room, second floor ©Joerg von Bruchhausen
Roof terrace, third floor ©Christian Richters
Second floor plan ©David Chipperfield Architects
Third floor plan ©David Chipperfield Architects