Category:David Chipperfield buildings
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The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. America's Cup Building – The Americas Cup Building, also known locally as Veles e Vents, is located in Valencia, Spain. The building was designed by the British architect David Chipperfield and inaugurated in 2006, the design has won numerous architectural awards, including the 2006 Emirates Glass LEAF Award and the Royal Institute of British Architects European awards in 2007. It was also nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2007
2. Figge Art Museum – The Figge Art Museum is an art museum in Davenport, Iowa. The Figge, as it is known, has an encyclopedic collection and serves as the major art museum for the eastern Iowa. The Figge works closely with several universities and colleges as an art resource. The museum opened on August 6,2005, and is the successor to the Davenport Museum of Art. The museum has its roots in the Davenport Art Association, which was founded before February 23,1878, the Figge Art Museum is one of the oldest art institutions in the country and is considered the first municipal art gallery in the United States. The Figge won an AIA award, the new building was designed by Stirling Prize-winning Modernist British architect David Chipperfield. It was Chipperfields first architectural commission in the United States, the Figge Art Museum gets its name from the V. O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Foundation, which donated $13 million towards its $47 million construction. The Figge family, a banking family of Swiss origin, has a long tradition of philanthropy. The first pieces of its collections were donated by Davenport community leader Charles Ficke, a lawyer and former mayor. The institution also houses a substantial American collection, European art, as owners of Grant Woods estate, the museum is also home to the Grant Wood Archives, and received substantial support from The Henry Luce Foundation for the conservation of these archives. The museum exhibits an important collection of pieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and its inaugural exhibition, The Great American Thing, 1915-1935 opened September 17,2005, and featured major works from early American Modernists. The Figge Art Museum currently houses the University of Iowa Museum of Art collection, the museum is 115,000 square feet and has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1973
3. The Hepworth Wakefield – The Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, which opened on 21 May 2011. The gallery is situated on the side of the River Calder and takes its name from artist and sculptor Barbara Hepworth who was born. The Hepworth Wakefield is a charity under English law. The gallery cost £35 million to build, five weeks after opening it had received 100,000 visitors. In May 2012 it celebrated its first birthday, having received over 500,000 visitors in the year, in October 2015, the gallery launched the £30,000 biennial The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture as part of the celebrations marking its 5th anniversary. The Hepworth Wakefield is a composed of ten trapezoidal blocks. Its windows have views of the river, historic waterfront and the city skyline, the buildings façade is clad with self-compacting pigmented concrete made on site, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. The architects selected the material to emphasise the gallerys sculptural appearance, the gallery has ground-floor visitor facilities, including a café bar overlooking the river, a learning studio, a 100-seat auditorium and shop. The buildings brutalist design is not universally popular with local people, the gallery is a partner of Plus Tate, a project aimed at increasing public access to the national collection of British and international modern and contemporary art. A year after opening, The Hepworth Wakefield was named Regional Building of the Year for 2012 by the Royal Institute of British Architects, the gallery was short-listed for the Art Fund Prize in 2012
4. Liangzhu Museum – The Liangzhu Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the Neolithic Liangzhu culture. It houses a collection of artefacts from the archaeological culture and it is located in Liangzhu, in the northwestern outskirts of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, China. The culture was first discovered in a township called Liangzhu, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang in 1931. The Liangzhu culture is known as the Jade culture and dates from 3000 BC. The Museum is built on the site where many Liangzhu treasures were unearthed, the museum was designed by David Chipperfield Architects and completed in 2007. The site was previously an industrial site, and has been landscaped into a park by Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, with hills. The project took five years to design and construct, and was developed in conjunction with ZTUDI, the Museum is stone-clad with Iranian travertine stone and is surrounded on three sides by a man-made lake. It is built around an abstract design, comprising four blocks, all 18 m wide but different heights. Five internal courtyards punctuate the space, connecting the galleries and allowing the entry of daylight, visitors enter the building via a bridge across the lake, echoing the aquaculture and irrigation systems of the Liangzhu people. The site uses more than 40,000 square meters, including 10,000 square meters of gross area, a courtyard at the back gives access across a second bridge to a small island on which outdoor exhibitions can be displayed. Liangzhu culture is one of the most important ancient cultures in the catchment area of the Yangtze because of its agriculture, elaborate handicraft industry. List of museums in China Liangzhu culture Hemudu culture Official website Travel Information
5. Museum Folkwang – Museum Folkwang is a major collection of 19th- and 20th-century art in Essen, Germany. The term Folkwang derives from the name of the meadow of the dead, Fólkvangr. Museum Folkwang incorporates the Deutsche Plakat Museum, comprising circa 340,000 posters from politics, economy, during a visit in Essen in 1932, Paul J. Sachs called the Folkwang the most beautiful museum in the world. In 2007, David Chipperfield designed an extension, which was built onto the older building. Ernst Gosebruch, director of the museum in the 1920s and 1930s, in 1937, Joseph Goebbels created a commission headed by Adolf Ziegler whose mission was to purge all German government-owned museums of such degenerate works. The Museum Folkwang fell into the category of government-controlled institutions and was part of the purge. Over 1 200 works of art were removed from the museum, part of over 17 000 works of art removed from museums throughout Germany. The Nazi government first organized an exhibition of this degenerate art—which, ironically. Many works of art came into the possession of American and other collectors, in the end, approximately 5 000 works of art deemed unsaleable were burned. The Museum Folkwang and the other museums affected have generally not tried to reclaim these works because at the time, the works of art were ultimately the property of the German government, which had the legal right to dispose of them as it saw fit. A €55m reconstruction was possible by Berthold Beitz, a philanthropist. An international architectural competition organized by the City of Essen was won by David Chipperfield in March 2007, the new building, adding 16,000 m2 to the existing museum, opened in January 2010, when Essen and the Ruhr Area became European Capital of Culture. Official website Museum Folkwang bei Google Cultural Institute
6. Museum of Modern Literature – The Museum of Modern Literature or LiMo is part of the German Literature Archive in Marbach am Neckar, Germany. The museum won its architect the Stirling Prize in 2007, the museum opened in September 2006 and was designed by British architect David Chipperfield and constructed at a cost of €10 million by Leonard Weiss GmbH with engineering by Ingenieurgruppe Bauen. The museum stands on a plateau in Marbachs scenic park. It displays and archives 20th-century literature, notable original manuscripts include The Trial by Franz Kafka and Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin. David Chipperfield Architects completes art museum in Germany Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach WorldArchitectureNews. com information
7. Neues Museum – The Neues Museum is a museum in Berlin, Germany, located to the north of the Altes Museum on Museum Island. It was built between 1843 and 1855 according to plans by Friedrich August Stüler, a student of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the museum was closed at the beginning of World War II in 1939, and was heavily damaged during the bombing of Berlin. The rebuilding was overseen by the English architect David Chipperfield, the museum officially reopened in October 2009 and received a 2010 RIBA European Award and the 2011 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Exhibits include the Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections, as it did before the war, the artifacts it houses include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Both as a part of the Museum Island complex and as an individual building, with its new industrialized building procedures and its use of iron construction, the museum plays an important role in the history of technology. The Neues Museum was the museum to be built on Museum Island and was intended as an extension to house collections which could not be accommodated in the Altes Museum. Among these were collections of plaster casts, ancient Egyptian artifacts, the prehistoric and early historic collections, the collection. It is thus the source of the collections in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. Moreover, the Neues Museum is an important monument in the history of construction, with its various iron constructions, it is the first monumental building of Prussia to consistently apply new techniques made possible by industrialization. As a further innovation, an engine was used for the first time in construction in Berlin. Among other things, it was used to ram pilings into the building ground, the soft, spongy soil around the River Spree means that buildings in the central area of Berlin require deep foundations. The king, with his cabinet, had ordered that the construction project be assigned to Stüler on 8 March 1841. The poor quality of the ground at the site became apparent quickly. Therefore, a structure was necessary under the whole building, consisting of 2344 wooden foundation piles between 6.9 and 18.2 meters long. To ram the piles in, a 5-horsepower steam engine was used and it drove the pumps that drained the building site, the elevators, and the mortar mixing machines. The newsletter of the Berlin Architecture Association reported on the building site, on 6 April 1843 when the ceremony of laying the cornerstone took place, the foundations, including the cellars, were already built. Construction of the walls was completed at the end of 1843, so that by 1844, in 1845, iron constructions, the construction of flat vaulted ceilings and brick-lining of the connecting gallery to the Altes Museum were completed. An auxiliary railway transported building materials from the street just west across the River Spree, Am Kupfergraben, on the individual floors of the museum, rails were also used to transport construction materials
8. River and Rowing Museum – The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, is located on a site at Mill Meadows by the River Thames. It has three main themes represented by permanent galleries, the non-tidal River Thames, the international sport of rowing. The impetus for the museum came from David Lunn-Rockliffe, formerly Executive Secretary of the Amateur Rowing Association. The building was designed by the modernist architect Sir David Chipperfield and has won awards for the building itself and it was also UK National Heritage Museum of the Year in 1999. It was officially opened in November 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II, major benefactors include The Arbib Foundation run by local businessmen Sir Martyn Arbib and Urs Schwarzenbach. In 2004, a Wind in the Willows attraction for families was installed and this is a walk-through recreation using models, sets and an audio-guide of all the E. H. Shepard illustrations from the Kenneth Grahame book. In 2006, the museum completed a refurbishment of its Rowing Gallery. Now known as the Schwarzenbach International Rowing Gallery it tells the story of rowing from its beginnings in ancient Greece to the modern Olympics, the museum now displays a unique collection of video clips. In 2006, there was an exhibition by John Pipers grandson, between November 2006 and February 2007 there is an exhibition of the illustrations of E. H. Shepard called The Man who Drew Pooh & Toad. The museum was one of the first to have a website, shepard’s illustrations are brought to life via 3-D models that depict the adventures of Mr Toad, Ratty and their friends. The exhibition faithfully follows the story line, using theatrical lighting. As they make their way through the exhibition, interactive exhibits and specially developed audio guides help visitors young, whether joining Ratty and Mole’s picnic on the riverbank, getting lost in the Wild Wood or evicting the weasels from Toad Hall. The Thames Gallery is the largest of the River & Rowing Museum’s permanent galleries and it provides a unique interpretation of the River Thames from source to sea. The River Thames is a living, changing entity that has been, and remains, a key element of life in the Thames Valley and the country as a whole. The gallery offers visitors a range of perspectives, looking at the river as an inspiration for the arts, as a habitat for wildlife. In a mix of music, art, photography, original objects, boats, painted by Chris Gollon and commissioned by the River & Rowing Museum in 2008. The image shows a crew at Henley Royal Regatta. Inside the gallery, the story of rowing is presented, allowing the visitor to experience the sport
9. Saint Louis Art Museum – The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the principal U. S. art museums, with paintings, sculptures, cultural objects, and ancient masterpieces from all corners of the world. Its three-story building stands in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, admission is free through a subsidy from the cultural tax district for St. Louis City and County. In addition to the exhibitions, the museum offers rotating exhibitions and installations. These include the Currents series, which features artists, as well as regular exhibitions of new media art. The museum was founded in 1881 as the Saint Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts, the school, led by directory Halsey C. Ives, educated two generations of St. Louis artists and craftspeople and offered studio and art history classes supported by a museum collection. After the school moved to Washington Universitys campus and the moved to Forest Park. The museum moved after the 1904 Worlds Fair, also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, to the Palace of Fine Arts, the building was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who took inspiration from the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy. The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum remained part of Washington University, in 1908, the museums first director, Halsey Cooley Ives, arranged for a municipal tax to support the museum. The following year, the museum separated from Washington University and was renamed the City Art Museum, an organizing board was assigned to take control in 1912. During the 1950s, the added an extension to include an auditorium for films, concerts. In 1971, efforts to secure the financial future led voters in St. Louis City and County to approve the creation of the Metropolitan Zoological Park. This expanded the tax base for the 1908 tax to include St. Louis County, in 1972, the museum was again renamed, to the Saint Louis Art Museum. Today, the museum is supported financially by the tax, donations from individuals and public associations, sales in the Museum Shop, the St. Louis-based firm, Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum was the architect of record to work with the construction team. On November 5,2007, museum officials released the plans to the public. A model of the new building was displayed in the museums Sculpture Hall throughout the construction project, in 2008, citing the declining state of the economy, the museum announced that it would delay the start of the expansion, whose cost was then estimated at $125 million. Construction began in 2009, the museum remained open, the expansion added more than 224,000 square feet of gallery space, including an underground garage, within the lease lines of the property. Money for the project was raised through private gifts to the campaign from individuals, foundations and corporations
10. Turner Contemporary – Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. It is situated on Margate seafront, on the site as the boarding house where J. M. W. Turner stayed when visiting the town. Turner Contemporary presents a programme of temporary exhibitions, events. The organisation was founded in 2001 to contextualise, celebrate, in 2011, Turner Contemporary gallery, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, opened, and has fast become a visitor attraction of national and international importance. Turner Contemporary is a catalyst for the regeneration of Margate and East Kent, the vision of the organisation is Art Inspiring Change, using collaboration, learning, ambition and transformation to give everyone to access to world-class art. In 2012, Turner Contemporary became a part of the Plus Tate network of arts organisations across the UK. Queen Elizabeth II visited Turner Contemporary on 11 November 2011, as part of a trip to Margate. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge visited Turner Contemporary on 11 March 2015, prime Minister David Cameron also visited the gallery on 4 July 2013. Creating a space to celebrate Turner’s association with Margate was the idea of local resident and former Chairman of the Margate Civic Society, John Crofts. He, along with a number of members of the community, created the idea of building a centre which would explore Turner’s connection with Margate”. In 1998, the leader of Kent County Council and representatives of Kent Artists met to discuss the idea, at the same time, plans were being developed to create a cultural quarter in Margate’s Old Town as part of a wider East Kent Cultural Strategy. This led to the idea of a Turner gallery that would stimulate Margate’s culture-led regeneration, in the late 1990s, Kent County Council offered to fund and support the building of a new landmark gallery. In 2001, Turner Contemporary was officially established, Victoria Pomery was appointed as director, situated on the same site as Mrs Booth’s guest house, where Turner stayed when he visited the town, the gallery building designed by David Chipperfield Architects opened on 16 April 2011. Turner had remarked to the writer and art critic, John Ruskin. This view was important to the design, according to director Pomery. In 2010, Turner Contemporary became an independent charitable trust. Art critic Waldermar Januszczak said, “Designed by the immaculately progressive David Chipperfield, a competition for the gallery design was originally won by architects Snøhetta + Spence but their proposal was abandoned in February 2006 due to technical problems and escalating costs. Kent County Council remained committed to the project and appointed David Chipperfield Architects in July 2006 to design the gallery, in the same year, exhibitions space expanded to the empty Marks & Spencer shop on Margate High Street, where a number of exhibitions were held