Text description provided by the architects. Guillermo Hevia Garcia took this nice pictures of the Neue National Gallery in Berlin, by Mies van der Rohe.
This building is from 1968, and it´s a jump from the traditional museum idea of a closed building with exhibition rooms, into an open-plan flexible space.
The building is 64.8m long, with only 2 steel columns on each side, which free the corners giving the building a lightweight look.
A very "Mies" building, with a clear and radical idea put on a very minimal, yet detailed structure.
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