05.06.2018James Simon Galerie

The June issue of Detail magazine, focusing on concrete construction, features an article on the new entrance building for Museum Island in Berlin, the James Simon Galerie. Although largely made from prefabricated concrete elements, with exposed in-situ walls and ceilings, the building adheres to the principles of traditional post-and-beam structures. The concrete contains locally quarried white marble chippings (Lengefelder Marmor) and has sandblasted surfaces, giving the building a pale finish that contrasts with the neighbouring Pergamon Museum and warmer sandstone of the Neues Museum.


The James Simon Galerie is also the subject of David Chipperfield Architects’ contribution to the the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia and is on display at the David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 exhibition in Vicenza.