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Neues Museum, Berlin, MiesArch Prize 2011

The Prize is an initiative of the European Commission organised by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. The principal objectives are to recognise and commend excellence in the field of architecture and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new concepts and technologies. The Prize also sets out to promote the profession by encouraging architects working throughout the entire European Union and by supporting young architects as they set off on their careers. […] The Prize consists of 60.000 € and the Special Mention consists of 20.000 € with both receiving a sculpture that evokes the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion of Barcelona – the symbol for this Prize: excellence and innovation in conceptual and constructive terms.

The Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island was designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built between 1841 and 1859. Extensive bombing during the Second World War left the building in ruins, with entire sections missing completely and others severely damaged. Few attempts at repair were made after the war, and the structure was left exposed to nature. In 1997, David Chipperfield Architects – with Julian Harrap – won the international competition for the rebuilding of the Neues Museum.

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Strange Random Architecture Quote:

Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together. – Mies van der Rohe

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  1. April 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Great post! The video is so interesting with great footage. And thank you for listing my Berlin post. The Neue Museum is something very special. People should go and experience it themselves. The Prize is more than deserved.


    • April 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Hi Patrick,
      Liked your post on Berlin a lot, great photos too!

      I was there last summer, but if it hadn’t been for my wife, I probably wouldn’t have seen the Neues Museum – it was definitely worth the wait in line. The press here seem to be focusing more on the name of the prize and the fact it’s awarded in Barcelona, but hey, can’t have everything, I suppose …

      Keep up the good work with the blog. I have added a link to the blogroll section, so hope that helps a bit 🙂

      • April 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        Many thanks! Looking forward to more collaborations! Greetings from Istanbul!

  1. April 16, 2011 at 7:21 am

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