Herzog & de Meuron had the winning scheme for Berlin's €200 million Museum of the 20th Century, which will be built in the Berlin Kulturforum near the Berliner Philharmonie and the Neue Nationalgalerie cultural landmarks. In addition to designing the museum, Herzog & de Meuron will work with Vogt Landscape Architects for the surrounding landscape. An official timeline for the project has not been released.
Launched last year, the competition attracted more than 40 submissions from leading practices across the globe. The jury awarded runners-up titles to Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects + SCHØNHERR A / S as well as Bruno Fioretti Marquez + Capatti Staubach Landscape Architects. Four jury recognitions also went to OMA, SANAA, Staab Architekten, and Aires Mateus e Associados. The competition entries will be displayed at the Kulturforum from November 18 to January 1.
Scroll down to have a look at the top-winning proposals.
1st place Winner: Herzog & de Meuron + Vogt Landscape Architects
Based on this notion of making connections, the museum's interior is divided into four quadrants and includes “two intersecting inner boulevards” that let visitors meet up with each other and explore the art collections together.
Once built, the museum will house notable collections like the National Gallery's Marx and Pietzsch collections, parts of the Marzona collection, and works from the Museum of Prints and Drawings. A central “highly trafficked” boulevard will allow visitors to see the entire structure at a glance.
Herzog & de Meuron focused on “connecting and networking” in their design concept, describing the museum as a place where people from different walks of life can encounter each other — as if they were walking along the streets of a large urban city.
2nd place: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects + SCHØNHERR A / S
3rd place: Bruno Fioretti Marquez + Capatti Staubach Landscape Architects
Don't forget to check out the jury recognition entries below from OMA, SANAA, Staab Architekten, and Aires Mateus e Associados.
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