James Simon Galerie, designed by David Chipperfield Architects of Berlin, was completed on December 13, concluding the Museumsinsel masterplan providing a new gateway for the German capital’s Museum Island. The museum is due to open in the summer of 2019.
October 26 saw the inauguration of the new Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin named after actor Ernst Busch. The project by O&O Baukunst architects has made the building into an urban landmark that cannot go unnoticed and preserves the memory of the site.
October 10 saw the inauguration of a major retrospective of the work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando at Centre Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition casts light on the principles underlying Ando’s architecture: simple volumes, bare concrete, and spaces modelled by light and water.
The 15th September will see the official public opening of the new museum of Dundee, in Scotland, the V&A Dundee designed by Kengo Kuma. Photos and videos created with drones and recently publicised, show brand new views of the building designed by the Japanese architect and inspired by the Scottish cliffs.
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