Berlin’s historic Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) department store has opened phase 1 of its OMA-designed renovation. A concentric void that spans six floors features a battery of wood-clad escalators. At the base, a large retail space also serves as a
The firm of the British architect David Chipperfield has finished refurbishing the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and it will reopen to the public on 22 August 2021. One of the icons of 20th-century architecture, the museum is the only building buil
In 2005, the Berlin city council called a competition to define the massing and the set the guidelines for a block bordered by Schinkelplatz, Straße an der Kommandantur, Niederlagstraße, and the small square shaped by two Schinkel projects: on one ha
Located in Berlin’s Schöneberg neighborhood, this new construction mends an urban fabric that has needed repairing since the 1990s, rising, as it does, beside a heretofore lone office building – the Platinum, a work of the architect Jürgen Sawade – a
The masterplan for the site transforms the old Bötzow Brewery into a public destination within the city fabric. The existing buildings are refurbished and the four new ones make reference in their placement to the former ensemble. The natural topogra
The German publishing group Axel Springer is currently shifting from print to digital media. To launch this move the company decided to call a competition to extend its Berlin headquarters with a new building that would act both as a symbol and as a
The Madrid firm of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano has won the competition to enlarge a high-performance ice skating center in the Berlin borough of Lichtenberg. In compliance with functional and technical requirements, the new volume resembles
The British firm headed by David Chipperfield will be tranforming an old industrial zone in the Berlin's Marzahn district into a residential and commercial neighborhood. The place measures 152,000 square meters and will feature 1,400 affordable renta
This building located in Berlin presents a rigorous catalog of pieces of prefabricated concrete which are typically seen in warehouses and industrial sheds. Inside the studios and dwellings that make up the six-floor building, prefabricated finishes
The latest addition to the Berlin Kulturforum goes up between the Philharmonic of Scharoun and the Neue Nationalgalerie of Mies van der Rohe, designed as a large gabled volume with multiple accesses that replicates the materiality of the nearby Matth
Rising on a site of urban importance, the building through its form and position mediates between the traditional Berlin of city blocks and the modern one of isolated blocks.
Berlin’s six-year, £120m fight to fix his dysfunctional, puddle-strewn gallery. The modernist maestro had carte blanche to build a great museum. The result? A breathtaking icon hopeless for displaying art. British architect David Chipperfield relives
After a $165 million renovation, the Neue Nationalgalerie looks like it did when it first opened in 1968. That’s exactly the point. “Carrying out such a task, in a building that leaves no place to hide, is daunting,” said David Chipperfield, the Brit
Ground was broken on Berlin Brandenburg Airport (gmp Architekten) in 2006. It was supposed to take five years to build. After a second failed opening, in June 2012...
La exposición que se muestra en el Kronprinzenpalais de la capital alemana incluye las propuestas ganadoras del concurso Berlín-Brandenburgo 2070, entre las que se incluye el proyecto ‘Archipelago Lab’ de Pedro Pitarch.
Contemporary Swedish photography museum Fotografiska announced plans to launch its newest outpost in Berlin...
The dynamism that is associated with the use of horizontal bands in buildings, as well as with skating as a sport, is the gist of the scheme that has made Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano the winners of the competition to enlarge a high-performan
Digitalization takes command of the world, and its thinning effects are increasingly felt in architectural types that once upon a time were solid and stable. A case in point is the library, whose mission of being a container of books is steep in cris
James-Simon-Galerie, Chipperfield in Berlin
Buildings need not be isolated, independent, autonomous objects. Nevertheless, we tend to see them as such when they are canonical works, like Greek temples, Gothic cathedrals, or Renaissance palaces, or when we think of the notion of type. Architect
One consequence of German reunification in 1990 was collective acceptance of memories of the 20th century through a symbolic deed: Berlin’s reinstitution as capital of the State, and the subsequent restoration of a good part of its most emblematic bu
The always restrained and generally judicious British architect David Chipperfield has in Berlin just completed the James Simon Gallery, which serves as a gateway into the German capital’s famous Museum Island. Embedded into one of the walls of the S