David Chipperfield Architects: James-Simon-Galerie Berlin


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Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, Regula Lüscher, Martin Maischberger, Olaf Matthes, Rafael Moneo, Andreas Scholl, Peter-Klaus Schuster, Alexander Schwarz, Heinrich Wefing, Hans Witschurke, Richard Sennett


The James Simon Gallery, the new entrance building between the Kupfergraben and the Neues Museum, marks the architectural conclusion of the Museuminsel ensemble in Berlin after 180 years. Together with the Archaeological Promenade, it forms the centrepiece of the master plan developed in 1999, which has since served as the starting point for all further planning on Museumsinsel.

This book, published by David Chipperfield Architects on the occasion of the opening, is dedicated to the building and its cultural contexts. Photographs by Thomas Struth present the completed building, both within its urban context as well as in intimate close-ups. Texts by prominent architects, historians and sociologists complement the artistic photographic documentation.

Additional information

Weight 586 g
Dimensions 17.3 x 24.4 cm
Publisher name Walther & Franz König
Publication date 30 March 2020
Number of pages 246
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Martin Reichert, Text by Adrian von Buttlar and David Chipperfield
Dimensions 17.3 x 24.4 cm
Weight 586 g


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Martin Reichert is managing director and partner of David Chipperfield's Berlin office.