David Chipperfield Architects: James-Simon-Galerie Berlin
Adrian von Buttlar, David Chipperfield, Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper, Regula Lüscher, o.a., photography by Thomas Struth
Walther König, 2019
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. It forms, together with the Archaeological Promenade, the centrepiece of the master plan developed in 1999, which has since served as the starting point for all further planning on Museumsinsel. The 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.