Stirling Prize 2010 Shortlist
The Stirling Prize for 2010 goes to MAXXI by Zaha Hadid Architects, chosen from a shortlist of six outstanding projects. Here is more information about each of the five other finalists. —Editor
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Project: Neues Museum Restoration
Location: Berlin, Germany
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects, in collaboration with Julian Harrap Architects
Client: Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation
Contractor: Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning
Contract Value: €200 million
Date of Occupation: October 2009
Gross internal area: 20,500 square meters (221,000 square feet)
The Neues Museum — originally Prussia's answer to Britain's Great Exhibition of 1851 — was badly damaged in World War II. The restored museum houses Egyptian and prehistory/ early-history archaeological collections, and is a center for active scientific research as well as public dissemination.
This duality lay at the heart of the project organization. A unique integration of client and science, together with a close collaboration between Chipperfield's and conservation architects Julian Harrap, has resulted in an exceptionally coherent and holistic piece of architecture.
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