T+L Design Awards 2010
Courtesy of Neues Museum Berlin
Berlin. David Chipperfield, Architect
The newly renovated Neues Museum in Berlin incorporates traces of the building’s history in brilliantly understated fashion—architect David Chipperfield’s serene galleries inhabit and expand a grand 19th-century building so badly damaged during World War II that East German authorities more or less abandoned the place. Some 60 years later, the museum’s frescoes, columns, and brickwork have been given new life—solemn backdrops for an extraordinary collection of antiquities.
From the Jury:
“In Berlin, David Chipperfield has done a remarkable job of bringing architectural innovation into a historic space.” —Amanda Burden