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Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap

  • 01:00 - 28 April, 2011
Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap
Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap

Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap +15

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  • Location

    Bodestraße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany
  • Architects

    David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap
  • Exhibition Design

    architetto Michele de Lucchi S.r.L.
  • Landscape Architect

    Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Structural Engineer

    Ingenieurgruppe Bauen
  • Services Engineer

    Jaeger, Mornhinweg+Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft
  • Site Supervision

    Lubic & Woehrlin GmbH
  • Area

    20500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

From the architect. Winner of the prestigious Mies van der Rohe 2011 Award, The Neues Museum on Berlin's Museum Island was originally designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built between 1841 and 1859.  In 1997, David Chipperfield Architects won the international competition for the rebuilding of the Neues Museum in collaboration with Julian Harrap.  The design focused on repairing and restoring the original volume, respecting the historical structure.  Both the restoration and repair of the existing is driven by the idea that the original structure should be emphasized in its spatial context and original materiality – the new reflects the lost without imitating it.

The Neues Museum suffered extensive bombing during the Second World War which left the building in ruins, with entire sections missing completely and others severely damaged. Few attempts at repair were made after the war, and the structure was left exposed to nature.

The key aim of the project was to recomplete the original volume of the parts that remained after the destruction of the Second World War. The original sequence of rooms was restored with new building sections that create continuity with the existing structure. The archaeological restoration followed the guidelines of the Charter of Venice, respecting the historical structure in its different states of preservation. All the gaps in the existing structure were filled in without competing with the existing structure in terms of brightness and surface.

The new exhibition rooms are built of large format pre-fabricated concrete elements consisting of white cement mixed with Saxonian marble chips. Formed from the same concrete elements, the new main staircase repeats the original without replicating it, and sits within a majestic hall that is preserved only as a brick volume, devoid of its original ornamentation. Other new volumes – the Northwest wing, with the Egyptian court and the Apollo risalit, the apse in the Greek courtyard, and the South Dome – are built of recycled handmade bricks, complementing the preserved sections. With the reinstatement and completion of the mostly preserved colonnade at the Eastern and Southern side of the Neues Museum, the pre-war urban situation is re-established to the East. A new building, the James Simon Gallery, will be constructed between the Neues Museum and the Spree, echoing the urban situation of the site pre-1938.

In October 2009, after more than sixty years as a ruin, the Neues Museum reopened to the public as the third restored building on Museum Island, exhibiting the collections of the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Pre- and Early History.

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Craig Banholzer · December 17, 2011

"Replacements of missing parts must integrate harmoniously with the whole, but at the same time must be distinguishable from the original so that restoration does not falsify the artistic or historic evidence."
-International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, Article 12

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