James Simon Galerie, new entrance building for Museum Island by David Chipperfield

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David Chipperfield Architects Berlin. David Chipperfield, Martin Reichert, Alexander Schwarz (Design lead). Project architect.- Urs Vogt (Preparation and brief to Technical design, Site design supervision).
Project Team
Mathias Adler, Alexander Bellmann, Thomas Benk, Martin Benner, Alexander Corvinus, Maryla Duleba, Matthias Fiegl, Anke Fritzsch, Dirk Gschwind, Anne Hengst, Paul Hillerkus, Isabel Karig, Linda von Karstedt, Ludwig Kauffmann, Mikhail Kornev, Astrid Kühn, Thomas Kupke, Dalia Liksaite, Jonas Marx, Sebastian von Oppen, Torsten Richter, Elke Saleina, Antonia Schlegel, Thomas Schöpf, Eberhard Veit, Anja Wiedemann
Quantity surveyor.- Christine Kappei, Stuttgart. Executive architect.- Wenzel + Wenzel Freie Architekten, Berlin (Procurement, Construction supervision) Project mangagement: Christoph-Phillip Krinn. Structural engineer.- IGB Ingenieurgruppe Bauen, Berlin. Services engineer.- INNIUS DÖ GmbH, Berlin; Inros Lackner AG, Rostock. Building physics.- Müller-BBM GmbH, Berlin. Fire consultant.- Arge Brandschutz NEG, Berlin. Lighting consultant.- matí AG, Adliswil. Lighting design.- Conceptlicht GmbH, Traunreut (Outdoor lighting). Landscape architect.- Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin.
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz represented by the Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung. Project mangagement.- Miriam Plünnecke
Project controlling
Ernst &Young Real Estate GmbH, Berlin. Kemmermann Projektmanagement im Bauwesen GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Project start.-1999 / 2007. Construction start.- 2009 (Foundation pit) --- 2014 (Shell and core). Completion.- 2018. Opening.- 2019
Gross floor area.- 10,900 m²

David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield was born in London in 1953 and studied architecture at the Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London before working at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster.

In 1985 he founded David Chipperfield Architects, which today has over 300 staff at its offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.

David Chipperfield has taught and held conferences in Europe and the United States and has received honorary degrees from the universities of Kingston and Kent.

He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA). In 2009 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in 2010 he received a knighthood for services to architecture in the UK and Germany. In 2011 he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture and in 2013 the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association, while in 2021 he was appointed a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in recognition of a lifetime’s work.

In 2012 he curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.




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