Dezeenwire: the renovation of the Neues Museum on Berlin's Museum Island by David Chipperfield Architects and Julian Harrap Architects has been awarded the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Awards 2010. See press release below.
See also: our earlier story about the project
Grand Prix of the European Heritage Awards 2010 presented to the Neues Museum on Berlin's Museum Island
David Chipperfield Architects’ Neues Museum in Berlin received the Grand Prix of the European Heritage Award 2010.
“The Awards programme highlights Europe’s best achievements, showcasing remarkable efforts made in safeguarding Europe’s rich architectural, landscape, archaeological and artistic heritage. The Award celebrates outstanding initiatives, conservation projects, research and educational success within the heritage sector, and rewards those exceptionally dedicated to its conservation.“ Europa Nostra
In naming David Chipperfield Architects a Grand Prix Laureate, the committee wrote: “The Jury was most impressed with the rebirth of the Neues Museum, situated in the centre of Berlin's Museum Island, which secured and restored the historic structures of the ruin, and connected them to the surrounding museums. The project was conducted with great elegance and efficiency, resulting in an outstanding and exciting example of a sensitive incorporation of groundbreaking contemporary architecture into the minimal-reconstruction of the original structure.”
The 2010 winners were selected from 139 submitted projects from 26 countries. The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced this year’s six Grand Prix winners of the European Heritage Awards on 10 June 2010 during the Europa Nostra Annual Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.