Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Award for Neues Museum's Rebirth

Sir David Chipperfield who was responsible for the recreation of Berlin's Neues museum has won the Mies van der Rohe award for 2011. The mid 19th century museum suffered severe damage during WWII and until 2003 was used as storage for the other museums on Berlin's Museum Island.

Reconstruction began in 2003 with the result being a blend of the old 19th century building and the modern restorations.

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