For the restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), David Chipperfield Architects Berlin faced the challenge of preserving as much as possible of Mies van der Rohe’s original iconic structure from the 1960s, while adapting its slender steel and glass facade to today’s technical requirements. This difficult undertaking was achieved through in-depth research and meticulously developed details. The building, located at the Kulturforum complex in Berlin, is expected to reopen in summer 2021. In our technology feature, Julia Liese explains the details of the renovation.
Our October issue dedicated to building envelopes takes you to projects across Europe, from Berlin to Marseille and from Antwerp to Vorarlberg.