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31 Jul 2017

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Carmen Würth Forum, Künzelsau, Germany
Carmen Würth Forum
photo © Simon Menges
Carmen Würth Forum
Surrounded by open fields and at a little distance from the main office complex, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin is building the Carmen Würth Forum, the first stage of which – comprising a large events hall and a smaller hall for chamber music recitals – was completed in July 2017.

5 May 2017
David Chipperfield Architects selected for Edinburgh Concert Hall Building

The project to create Edinburgh’s first new performance building in 100 years is gathering pace following the appointment of an architect-led design team.

The task of designing the 1,000-seat auditorium, which will rival the best in Europe for acoustics and audience experience, has been given to David Chipperfield Architects. This award-winning international team, responsible for the acclaimed Neues Museum restoration in Berlin and currently transforming the Royal Academy in London, was selected following a comprehensive competition conducted under European procurement rules. Past design commissions include the BBC Scotland HQ at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, and the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.

St Andrew Square Edinburgh aerial photo
photo from MLA

The new auditorium, to be built to the highest standards in the heart of the city, will be a thrilling home for all kinds of musical performance – from orchestral to jazz and folk – welcoming chamber groups, soloists, choirs and dance ensembles. The design will reflect this versatility and provide an exciting new hub for Edinburgh in a world-class hall situated immediately behind the historic Dundas House at 36 St Andrew Square.

Read the article in full on one of e-architect’s sister sites, established in 2000: Edinburgh Concert Hall Building by David Chipperfield Architects

23 May 2016
Sir David Chipperfield has chosen Swiss architect Simon Kretz as his protégé in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative
David Chipperfield – Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2016

16 Mar 2016
Stockholm City Planning Committee Approves Nobel Center Design
Nobel Center
image by architects
Nobelhuset Building in Stockholm
The City Planning Committee approved the detailed local plan for the Nobel Center and the building that Sir David Chipperfield designed. A concept for the future exhibitions in the building, which is being put together by the Nobel Museum in Stockholm and the German-based exhibition design firm Atelier Brückner.

6 Feb 2016
DCA wins Boulevard Morland Development, Paris, France
Boulevard Morland Paris Building
image © Imaging Atelier
03.02.2016 – DCA with Paris-based developer Emerige, has won the Call for Projects to redevelop the Boulevard Morland site in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

10 Apr 2014
Nobel Center Winner – David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Nobel Center
image by architects
Nobelhuset Stockholm
Under the direction of David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won the competition for the design of the Nobel Center – ‘Nobelhuset’ in Stockholm. David Chipperfield: “We are extremely excited and honoured to have been selected to be the architects for the Nobel Center. We look forward to working together to develop a building that reflects both the values of the Nobel Prize and the high expectations of the citizens of Stockholm.”

David Chipperfield Architects’ Museo Jumex Opens, Mexico City

13 November 2013 – Museo Jumex, a new contemporary art space in Mexico City, will be opening to the public on 17 November following a weekend of celebratory events.

Museo Jumex
photograph : Pedro Hiriart

Museo Jumex Building

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, this building has been created to showcase part of ‘Colección Jumex’ – the largest private art collection in Latin America founded by Mexico City-born Eugenio López in 2001, containing over 2000 pieces by notable international, Mexican and Latin American artists. The museum will also provide a public platform for discourse and educational activities, and a lively programme of world-class temporary exhibitions; including the first ever show of Cy Twombly’s work in Latin America.

The museum appears as a freestanding pavilion that corresponds to the eclectic nature of the neighbouring buildings, among them the Museo Soumaya and the underground Teatro Cervantes. Made of exposed white concrete and locally sourced travertine, it features a distinctive saw-tooth roof and rests on fourteen columns, allowing the surrounding public plaza to merge with the ground floor.

David Chipperfield Architects worked in collaboration with local architects TAAU/Oscar Rodríguez.

Canada Water project receives planning permission, London, UK

Canada Water
David Chipperfield Canada Water Project
photograph : Richard Davies
7 Nov 2013 – Southwark Council has granted planning permission for a landmark tower and two additional buildings designed by David Chipperfield Architects as part of the redevelopment of sites C & E at Canada Water. Sellar Developments, a leading property company currently working extensively in Southwark, acquired the Decathlon site in 2011 and has been working with David Chipperfield Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects, landscape architects VOGT, and local community groups to develop proposals which make the most of existing waterside features and bring significant benefits to the local community.

The introduction of a high-quality mixed use development is part of Southwark Council’s plan to regenerate the wider area which will form a new town centre for Canada Water. The three buildings comprise a long narrow block on pilotis, a medium-rise building and a slender landmark tower of 150m. They will be grouped around a soft landscape feature in a square bounded by perimeter blocks of the wider masterplan by Maccreanor Lavington Architects. This open public space will serve as a new town square and a central pedestrian route, improving access to Canada Water.

Saint Louis Art Museum Building, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum
image from BQ
Saint Louis Art Museum Expansion – news update 21 Feb 2013
Greatly expanding the exhibition space for the Museum’s outstanding collection and providing major new amenities for the public, the more than 200,000-square-foot East Building matches the iconic Cass Gilbert-designed 1904 building in scale and dignity but offers a contemporary sense of simplicity and transparency.

7 Nov 2012
Elizabeth House Redevelopment
David Chipperfield
photograph © Ingrid Von Kruse
The practice has won planning permission for the £600m redevelopment of Elizabeth House near Waterloo in south London.

Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims, northeast France
Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims
image © David Chipperfield Architects
Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims – 30 May 2012
The new Musée des Beaux-arts is situated on the periphery of a long green space, arising from the town fortifications, between the old and new town. The Gallo- Roman gate and the modernist market hall, located in its vicinity, are evidence of Reim’s architectural history from antiquity to modern times. An excavation site with mediaeval findings is situated at the site of the new museum.

29 Nov 2011
Boulogne-Billancourt
David Chipperfield will build the share N°5 (60,000sqm office building) of the du Trapèze in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France.

Novartis HQ, Basel, Switzerland
Basel Novartis Building
photo : building owner
David Chipperfield : Novartis HQ Basel – added 3 Jun 2011

The Hepworth, Wakefield, UK
The Hepworth
photograph © Iwan Baan

The Hepworth wins RIBA Award 2012 – 18 May 2011

Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate, UK
Turner Contemporary
picture : Richard Bryant/Arcaidimages.com
Turner Contemporary Gallery : opened 16 Apr 2011

David Chipperfield Buildings

Buildings / Designs by David Chipperfield Architects in 2010, chronological:

Anchorage Museum, Alaska, USA
Anchorage Museum Alaska
photo © Christian Richters
Anchorage Museum final spaces open

Neues Museum Rebuilding, Berlin
Neues Museum Berlin
photograph © Joerg Von Bruchhausen
David Chipperfield : Neues Museum

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum Folkwang Essen
photo : Christian Richters
Museum Folkwang

Key Buildings by David Chipperfield Architects in 2009

Buildings / Designs listed chronologically:

City of Justice, Barcelona, Spain
City of Justice Spain
photograph : Christian Richters
City of Justice Barcelona Buildings

Ninetree Village, southeast China
Ninetree Village
photo © Shu He
Ninetree Village Buildings, Hangzhou

Key Buildings by David Chipperfield Architects in 2008

Designs, chronological:

Liangzhu Culture Museum, China
Liangzhu Culture Museum
photo © Christian Richters
Liangzhu Culture Museum

Empire Riverside Hotel, Germany
Empire Riverside Hotel
photo © Ralf Buscher
Empire Riverside Hotel Hamburg

America’s Cup Building, Spain
America's Cup Building
photograph © Richard Walch
David Chipperfield Architects Building

Marbach Museum Building, Germany
Marbach museum
photo © Christian Richters
Marbach Museum of Modern Literature

David Chipperfield – Stirling Prize Winner, 2007

Key David Chipperfield Building

Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain
various interiors, various architects / designers
Hotel Puerta America
image from Hotel Puerta America website
David Chipperfield interior – Spanish designer hotel

David Chipperfield Buildings : projects up to 2010


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David Chipperfield Architects Practice Information

English architects, known for restrained contemporary style
David Chipperfield
photo of the architect © Nick Knight, from David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield : Practice Information

Edificio Veles e Vents, Valencia, Spain
Edificio Veles e Vents
photograph © Christian Richters




Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
2007
Des Moines Public Library
photo © Farshid Assassi
Des Moines Public Library – RIBA International Award 2007

David Chipperfield Architects : Museum of Modern Literature Marbech + America’s Cup Building Valencia – RIBA European Award 2007

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