Berlin Design Competition, Museum of Modern Art Architecture Contest
Museum of Modern Art Berlin Design Contest
Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation Competition, Kulturforum, Germany
18 + 14 Sep 2015
Museum of Modern Art Berlin Competition
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has launched an international ideas competition for a new museum of modern art in Berlin.
Open to: teams of architects and landscape architects
This design contest seeks ideas for a new 14,700m² standalone structure within the German capital’s Kulturforum district.
Planned to complete in 2021, the £80m gallery will be located adjacent to Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie and Hans Scharoun’s Berliner Philharmonie.
It will feature a permanent exhibition of modern artworks and an underground tunnel to the Neue Nationalgalerie which is undergoing a £70m renewal by David Chipperfield Architects, reports the Architects’ Journal.
Expected to form a ‘unity’ with its iconic 1968 neighbour, the new building will also feature its own ‘autonomous’ entrance and identity – according to the brief.
Between 10 and 20 finalists will receive prizes – ranging from around £10,000 to £20,000 – and invitations to compete in a second contest for the design commission.
The competition jury includes Roger Diener (Diener & Diener) and Enrique Sobejano (Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos).
Participation Deadline: 8 Dec 2015, 2pm local time.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (German: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK)), headquartered in Berlin, Germany, was established in 1957 by German Federal law with the mission to acquire and preserve the cultural legacy of the former State of Prussia. Its purview encompasses over 27 institutions, including all of Berlin’s State-run Museums, the Berlin State Library, the Prussian Privy State Archives and a variety of institutes and research centers. As such it has become one of largest cultural organizations in the world.
New National Gallery
Architect: Mies van der Rohe
Location: Kulturforum, central Berlin, near Potsdamer Platz
National Gallery Berlin architect: Mies van der Rohe
Location:Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany