Museum of the 20th Century, Berlin
Zwang und Freiheit
The proposal reconciled concepts of constraint zwang and freedom freiheit, extending the critical alignments of Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie, transforming these embedded geometries with arcs in plan and section. In contrast to the abstract, rectilinear materiality of the it’s neighbour, the proposal incorporated textural bronze perforated cladding and set the structure on a landscape podium.
Client: Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Project team: Andrew Burns, Jonathon Donnelly
Landscape architect: Turf Design
Modelmaker: Make Models