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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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Neues Museum

David Chipperfield Architects with Julian Harrap

Location: Museum Island, Berlin, Germany

Principal use: Museum

Client: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz represented

Interior area: 15,400 m2 (165,764 ft2)

Exhibition area: 8,900 m2 (95,798¾ ft2)

Total build area: 20,500 m2 (220,660 ft2)

Design period: October 1998 – December 2005

Construction period: June 2003 – March 2009 by Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung

Budget: €230,000,000 (completed for €200,000,000)

The Neues Museum is one of the five Neoclassical buildings that form UNESCO-protected Museum Island, situated in Berlin’s Spree River. The first three-storey museum building in the world, it was designed by Schinkel’s protégé, Friedrick August Stüler, and constructed between ...

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