Berlin Mitte
Museum of the 20th Century

The large gap in the urban ensemble becomes a lively, stimulating place that links the adjoining spaces.

Our design creates the new heart of the cultural forum of Berlin. We create a meeting point in the middle of the cultural forum that connects visitors and  cultural institutions. As an open urban center with quality of stay, the museum of the 20th century complements the surrounding open spaces - protected from the weather with skylights, similar to the urban function of a historic market hall. Culture becomes approachable, visitors are attracted and seduced to deal with it. The modern, citizen-friendly museum also serves as an ambassador and hub for the surrounding facilities. The planned information area for the cultural forum will be integrated into the communicative center of the museum.

The museum has entrances from all directions, urban references are taken up and integrated into the building structure. The museum as the central location is inviting from all sides. The ground floor is transparent, easy to cross and full of daylight. The building is lower than the New National Gallery and the maid of honor of St. Matthew's Church. Eye relationships are preserved. Therefore, the - artificially lit - exhibition spaces are introverted and completely focused on enjoying art on two basements. The architecture is calm, but striking and recognizable. 

Facts and Figures
Von-der-Heydt-Straße 16-18, 10785 Berlin
Design Concept
27.700 m²
New Building, Museum
Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Order Type
International Competition
Museum of the 20th Century
Museum of the 20th Century
Museum of the 20th Century
Museum of the 20th Century
Museum of the 20th Century
Museum of the 20th Century
Back to