David Chipperfield promises to keep ‘as much Mies as possible’ at Neue Nationalgalerie

The Gallery in 1968
The Gallery in 1968 © Archiv Neue Nationalgalerie, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, photo: Reinhard Friedrich

The restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will cost an estimated €101m [...]. This masterpiece by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which opened in 1968, was closed in early January.

David Chipperfield Architects has been entrusted with the refurbishment project, having found international acclaim for its work on rebuilding the Neues Museum on Museum Island in Berlin. The British architect pledged to “keep as much Mies as possible” at a symposium in late November.