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 courtyard and the garden are the keys to the project for expansion of Brunico Music School by Barozzi/Veiga, winners of a contest held in 2012. Restoration of the school’s historic location, Casa Ragen, offers Barozzi/Veiga an opportunity to reflect on the villa type construction in Brunico.
The Carmen Würth Forum designed by architect David Chipperfield takes shape. The 18th July saw the inauguration of the first part of the complex, with a large events hall and chamber music concert hall.
Barkow Leibinger has designed a new apartment house in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district, on the site of a building that was demolished during the war. With a double skin of brick and a sloped roof, the Apartment House fits in while standing out from its surroundings.
Barozzi Veiga of Barcelona has built an expansion for Grisons Art Museum in Chur, Switzerland. With its complete formal autonomy, Barozzi Veiga’s expansion abounds in references to Villa Planta, the historic seat of the Museum, originally built as a private home in the nineteenth century.
Berlin’s Architektur Galerie hosts an exhibition about Atelier ST, the studio operated by architects Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut and Sebastian Thaut. Audiovisual aids take the public on a voyage through the buildings on display.
The European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the winner of the Mies Van Der Rohe Award on May 8, 2015: the Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin, Poland, by Barozzi/Veiga + Studio A4, while the prize for emerging architects was assigned to Arquitectura-G.
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