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  • Design competition "The Museum of the 20th century", 1st prize

    Found: A solution for the last undeveloped site at the Kulturforum © Herzog & de Meuron, Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten

  • The new museum building will be located right on Potsdamer Strasse

    The new museum building will be located right on Potsdamer Strasse © lindner-fotograf.de / image processing SPK

  • The National Gallery will exhibit its own collection as well as collections from nearby museums

    The National Gallery will exhibit its own collection as well as collections from nearby museums © SPK / P. Adenis

  • In the ideas competition, the jury chose ten prizewinners

    In the ideas competition, the jury chose ten prizewinners © SPK / photothek.net / Thomas Koehler

  • The ten prizewinners from the ideas competition qualified for the project competition

    The ten prizewinners from the ideas competition qualified for the project competition © lindner-fotograf.de

Herzog & de Meuron Design the Museum of the 20th Century

Berlin’s most interesting construction site is located at the Kulturforum between the Neue Nationalgalerie and the Berlin Philharmonie. In the next few years the Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts (Museum of the 20th century) will be built here. After a two-part process to arrive at the winning design the jury awarded in late October 2016 the first prize to the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

In the new museum building as well as in the Neue Nationalgalerie the Nationalgalerie’s collections of 20th century art will be exhibited. Together with the Nationalgalerie’s collection the collection of Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch will be shown in the Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts. The collection of Erich Marx, the Kupferstichkabinett and the Kunstbibliothek will display their collections on special exhibition areas in the new museum building.

Since February 2018 the architects together with the Nationalgalerie, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz develop the design of the Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts. The Bundesbau Baden-Württemberg manages as Building Administration the planning process.

Aerial photo Kulturforum
© Geoportal Berlin / DOP20RGB / image processing SPK

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View of the "Divided Heaven" exhibition
© Heinrich Ehmsen Estate / SMB / Roman März

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The design competition exhibition shows all the submitted designs and models
The design competition exhibition shows all the submitted designs and models © SPK / photothek.net / Florian Gaertner

Design Competition – Results

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