27.10.2015An update on Museum of Cultures in Milan

The official opening of the “Mudec” Museum of Cultures took place on 27 October, following the soft opening in March of this year.

The Milan City Council is opening the doors of the Museum despite David Chipperfield Architects having played no part in the artistic supervision of the design of the permanent exhibition and despite the fact that the Milan City Council has not attempted to rectify the defects in the realisation of the Museum that David Chipperfield Architects has been calling attention to for the last two years.

As legal proceedings to the Court of Milan are currently pending between the parties in order to establish both the existence of and the liability for the defects claimed by David Chipperfield Architects, David Chipperfield responded in writing to decline Mayor Giuliano Pisapia’s invitation to the opening. Neither David Chipperfield himself nor a member of David Chipperfield Architects will be present.

Lawyers representing the parties concerned are currently in confidential negotiations through the Courts in order to understand whether a settlement can be reached so as to draw this controversy to a close and finish Mudec in the way the City of Milan deserves.

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