Neue Nationalgalerie

The Neue Nationalgalerie, commissioned in 1962, designed by Mies van der Rohe (it was based on a Museum for a Small City published in Architectural Forum in May 1943), constructed in the mid-1960s, and opened in 1968, is in the process of a four-year restoration project, overseen by David Chipperfield. Looking over the fence this afternoon, it looks like a pretty radical reconstruction:-

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2 thoughts on “Neue Nationalgalerie

  1. marinavaizey says:

    how fascinating. it was wildly unsuitable as a gallery for contemporary/modern art although a wonderful piece of sculptural architecture but my understanding (have not confirmed) is that it was originally a building designed as headquarters for a Havana cigar factory, but mayhap that was a myth. Mies as you know was an economic migrant to the US as his architecture was out of favour with the Nazis. Your readers are enjoying your peregrinations!

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