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Opera and Ballet Theatre . Perm

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Following a meeting on 3 March with the acting governor of Perm, Maxim Reshetnikov, David Chipperfield Architects has been invited to develop design proposals for a new free-standing building for the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre on the southern bank of the River Kama.

The exisiting opera house is one of the oldest and most important in Russia with historic and artistic ties to Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky and Sergey Diaghilev. Today it houses one of Russia’s most prominent opera and ballet companies and the MusicAeterna orchestra and chorus, under the overall artistic leadership of Teodor Currentzis.

In 2010, the practice won an international competition for the refurbishment and extension of the historic opera house, pictured. Continue reading David Chipperfield

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Jane Street apartment building . New York City

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The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has given their consent for a six-storey apartment building located in the Greenwich Village Historic District. The revised scheme is inspired by the local vernacular and utilises slender red bricks with recessed lintels of pre-cast concrete and windows with bronzed frames. It will contain seven residences across six floors including two townhouses and a large penthouse at the top. Continue reading David Chipperfield

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Museum of the 20th Century . Berlin

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The site for the Museum of the 20th Century is in direct proximity to Berlin’s Pots- damer Platz on the ‘Kulturforum’, Berlin’s collection of post-war cultural buildings. Situated between Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie and Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonie, the museum will display internationally acclaimed works of art from the last century, stemming from the archives of significant Berlin institutions and collections. The Museum of the 20th Century rearranges the relationship of the freestanding buildings and completes them to create a coherent, urban ensemble. A tree-lined avenue and a colonnade, running parallel in a north-south direction, give structure as new axes to the urban surroundings of the Kulturforum. The colonnade frames the museum on three sides and creates a connection to the Philharmonie. Its structure of offset, vertical glass openings creates an interplay between open and closed areas, reminiscent of an avenue. Continue reading David Chipperfield