Real Architecture: David Chipperfield presents Neues MuseumTue 18 April 2006 7pm
Chipperfield is an architect of international reputation, based on an approach
to architecture that is both consistent in its commitment to well-made,
well-considered buildings and open to the different circumstances of each
project. His practice is characterised by thoughtfulness and simplicity, as
well as drama and surprise. Chipperfield’s diverse portfolio includes Anthony Gormley’s studio in
London, BBC Scotland’s Glasgow headquarters and the extension to the island
cemetery of San Michele in Venice.
The Neues Museum is one of a series of art and architectural museums by Frederich August Stüler, built in 1859, on Berlin’s Spree Island. David Chipperfield Architects won an international competition in 1997 to restore the museum. The project was completed in 2009, and this presentation was given mid way through the project.