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.
The completion of the Frizz23 building at the southern end of the Friedrichstrasse marks a milestone in Berlin’s property policy, showing how bottom-up urban development is possible, constructive and successful when local players and citizens take the initiative.
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.
Architect Ingo Andernach has built a single-family house in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, which combines contemporary materials like concrete with full respect for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Potsdam's castles and parks.
An interesting exhibition at Architektur Galerie Berlin SATELLIT compares projects by three architects with different geographic origins and personal histories. Projects by Christoph Hesse, Robert Konieczny and Snorre Stinessen are presented as examples of a lifestyle dedicated to contemplation and reflection.
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