David Chipperfield has won the main prize for the reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin. The architect pop-up special jury mention has been for Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdrro Spaniards by the Collage home from Girona. This Monday have known the winners of the prize for contemporary architecture of the Union European Prize Mies van der Rohe 2011. The winner of the 2011 award has been David Chipperfield, in collaboration with Julian Harrap, the reconstruction of the Neues Museum in Berlin. The emerging architect special mention has been the Spaniards Ramon Bosch and Bet Capdrro by the Collage home from Girona.
343 Pre-selected works (36 in Spain), the jury had chosen six finalists: Neues Museum in Berlin, David Chipperfield Architects. Theatre Bronks, in Brussels, of Martine de Maeseneer and Dirk Van den Brande MAXXI: National Museum of art of the 21st century, in Rome, of Zada Hadid, Patrick Schumacher and Gianluca Racana. Concert House Danish Radio Copenhagen, Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Museum of the Acropolis, in Athens, Bernard Tschumi. Centre for rehabilitation Groot Klimmendaal, Arnhem (the Netherlands), Koen van Velsen. A Museum from the Neues Museum in Berlin, originally designed by Friedrich August Stuler in the 19th century, was damaged after the second world war.
The restoration works started in 2003. The Chipperfield project combines old and new elements to create a multilayer building. The British architect ensures that the reconstruccion of the Neues Museum is proof of the efforts of the team of profesionales, but also the compromiso of the client and the municipales autoridades to engage in this discussion riguroso and structured. The President of the jury, Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, believes that the reconstruction of the Neues Museum is an extraordinario milestone because rarely, an architect and a client have conseGuido realizar a task of such importance as compleja and historica; SPEcially, to implicar maintenance and new construction.