The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will re-open in an official ceremony on 21 August, organised by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums). From 22 August, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's iconic gallery will be open to the public once again.
Originally completed in 1968, the listed building required a comprehensive refurbishment after almost fifty years of intensive use. Appointed in 2012, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin worked on restoring the existing building fabric and upgrading it to current technical standards with a minimum of visual compromise to the building’s original appearance. After six years of construction, dismantling, restoring and reinstalling 35,000 original building components, the project completed in April 2021.
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