40 teams consisting of architects and landscape architects submitted their designs and models to the design competition. The jury met from October 25 to 26, 2016 and discussed all of the submitted entries. The first prize was awarded to the design submitted by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The second prize was awarded to the design by the Danish office Lundgaard & Tranberg and the third prize was awarded to the office Bruno Fioretti Marquez based in Berlin.

All submitted entries were exhibited from November 18, 2016 to January 8, 2017 in the Berlin Kulturforum. On the occasion of the opening Arno Lederer, chairman of the jury, spoke about the winning designs and commendations from the jury’s point of view and a panel discussed the winning entry. You can listen to the speeches available in the audio archive.

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

Ehibition of the Designs

An exhibition at the Kulturforum in Berlin showed from November 17, 2016 to January 8, 2017 all designs and models submitted to the design competition.

Arno Lederer, chair of the jury, presented the designs of the prize winners and the commentations
Arno Lederer, chair of the jury, presented the designs of the prize winners and the commentations © SPK / photothek.de / Florian Gaertner

Chair of the Jury reviews on the Competition and the Results

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Arno Lederer, chair of the jury, spoke to the participants of the competition. In his speech he looked back on the competition and the jury sessions. He also presented the winning designs and commendations from the jury's point of view.

You can listen to Arno Lederer's speech (in German) on Voicerepublic.com.

Ascan Mergenthaler on the development of the idea and the design by Herzog & de Meuron
Ascan Mergenthaler on the development of the idea and the design by Herzog & de Meuron © SPK / photothek.net / Florian Gaertner

From the First Sketch to the Model

On the occasion of the opening Ascan Mergenthaler, senior partner at Herzog & de Meuron, illustrated how the competition design developed from the first sketch to the model.

You can listen to Ascan Mergenthaler's speech (in German) on Voicerepublic.com.

On the panel (left to right) Udo Kittelmann, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler and Arno Lederer, moderation by Claudia Henne
On the panel (left to right) Udo Kittelmann, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler and Arno Lederer, moderation by Claudia Henne © SPK / photothek.de / Florian Gaertner

Paneldiscussion on the Winning Entry

At the opening of the exhibition Udo Kittelmann, Director of the Nationalgalerie, Pierre de Meuron and Ascan Mergenthaler, Herzog & de Meuron and Arno Lederer, chairman of the jury took part in a panel discussion entitled “The Neue Nationalgalerie extends its Space – Presentation of the Winning Entry”. Claudia Henne from Radio Berlin-Brandenburg moderated the exchange.

You can listen to the paneldiscussion (in German) on Voicerepublic.com.