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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extraordinary Renovation of Berlin’s Neues Museum Wins 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award

A profound statement of living history, the recently remodeled Neues Museum in Berlin bears witness to its past -- and it just won the 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award in recognition of its subtle transition into the 21st century. Lead architect David Chipperfield set out to preserve the museum, which was nearly destroyed during the Second World War, while adding to its continuity through carefully introduced design elements. The result is a unique space that blends historic art relics with a facade pierced by bullet holes during WW2 to tell the story of human history.

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