Herzog & De Meuron’s New Berlin Building

swiss6409670eb34d3152e29ef2b766a286f4_5f54fd0f0519ec4658fd2f688536cf70708x398_quality99_o_1b03fj59l2b5fhc32u1qu210qdaThe Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron has won a competition to build a new museum of 20th-century art in central Berlin with a long, low red-brick design that invited comparisons to a rail station, a barn, a temple and an indoor market. The site for the new museum is between Mies van der Rohe’s metal-and-glass Neue Nationalgalerie and Hans Scharoun’s spiky gold Philharmonic, two architectural landmarks of the 1960s. It is also flanked on one side by Friedrich August Stüler’s red-brick 19th-century St Matthäus Kirche.

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