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This is the last exhibition (opening to the public 2 October - 31 December) prior the renovation of Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, which will be carried out by David Chipperfield Architects at the start of 2015. For three months, from October to December 2014, the upper pavilion will be transformed into a hypostyle hall featuring 144 tree trunks.

The barked spruce trunks are arranged in a dense grid stretching the eight metres from the granite flooring to the steel roof structure. Between nature and architecture, the field embraces the long cultural history of the column. Against the backdrop of the immanent restoration of Neue Nationalgalerie, the forest of columns also pays homage to Mies van der Rohe and serves as a metaphor for a temporary construction site.

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