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David Chipperfield

Highrise at Jannowitzbrücke . Berlin

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David Chipperfield Architects

Following a design competition, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has been selected to build an office tower in Berlin’s Mitte district. The practice’s design was chosen unanimously from twelve competing schemes.
At Jannowitz Bridge, a traffic junction in Berlin’s Mitte district, the new tower is planned within a diverse urban environment. The compact building volume is modulated in such a way that projections and recesses make distinct references to the neighbouring buildings and the adjacent urban railway. Within the tower itself, these recesses create generous terrace areas with roof gardens.
The terrain that rises towards the riverbank of the Spree forms the starting point for a flowing transition between inside and outside, which emphasises the public character of the ground floor, creating a new lively public realm in dialogue with the immediate urban context. Continue reading David Chipperfield

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David Chipperfield

West Bund Museum . Shanghai

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David Chipperfield Architects . photos: © Simon Menges

The West Bund Museum is a new art gallery on the Shanghai Corniche, an 8.5 kilometre frontage on the northern bank of the Huangpu River. The promenade connects the Xuhui district to the historic Bund and forms a key part of the West Bund Masterplan, which envisages a new cultural district over nine square kilometres of former industrial land. The museum occupies a triangular plot at the northernmost tip of a new public park, at the point where Longteng Avenue and the river converge. Continue reading David Chipperfield