Gallery "am Kupfergraben" in Berlin
Here on the Kupfergraben canal, overlooking the Lustgarten and the Museum Island, the intention of David Chipperfield Architects was to build a modern building which incorporates, but doesn`t replicate the past.
As an urban repair, the new building connects with both of its neighbouring buildings with regard to their respective building heights and occupies the footprint of the preceding duilding (destroyed in the war), while at the same time developing a sculptural quality. The facades are composed of brick masonry on reconstituted stone consoles with no visible expansion joints, using salvaged bricks pointed with slurry. Large Windows openings reflect the urban scale of the site.