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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

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

Berlin’s most interesting construction site is located at the Kulturforum near Potsdamer Platz. In the next few years, a new home for the Nationalgalerie’s collection of 20th century art will be built here. In November 2014 on the initiative of Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media) Monika Grütters, the German Bundestag Budget Committee resolved to make €200 million available for this project. The Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz chose a two-part process to arrive at the winning design for the new museum building “Neue Nationalgalerie – Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts” at the Kulturforum. In late October 2016 the jury awarded the first prize to the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. After decades of standstill the last available site in the Kulturforum will be developed.

All of the entries in the design competition are exhibited at the Kulturforum until January 8, 2017.

Notwithstanding that the website’s title is “Nationalgalerie20” and the domain’s name is www.nationalgalerie20.de, a final decision has not been made about the building’s official name.

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

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