Architectural concrete for Berlin public buildings

Berlin Palace reconstruction and James Simon Gallery

Either of these projects is in the focus of the general public, and opinions strongly diverge even within the architectural community. Quite a number of proponents of the reconstruction of the Berlin Palace consider the architectural concrete used in this project to be disruptive. Yet the highly acclaimed modern architecture of the James Simon Gallery designed by British architect David Chipperfield against the backdrop of the historic Museum Island buildings is also facing some degree of criticism. The design of the Berlin Palace project was awarded to Italian architect Franco Stella. He...

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