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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin, Berlin (state), Germany)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1962-1968 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorMies van der Rohe, Ludwigen_US
dc.date1962-1968en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-17T20:46:19Z
dc.date.available2014-12-17T20:46:19Z
dc.date.issued1962-1968en_US
dc.identifier252267en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3035en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/167825
dc.descriptionLooking down from upper terrace to lower sculpture garden and reflecting pool (also designed by Mies); The Neue Nationalgalerie (dedicated to art of the 20th century) was opened in 1968 and is the last major construction completed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The architect’s long-term preoccupation with creating fluid, open spaces culminated in the design of the glazed upper pavilion of the gallery (most of the museum is on an underground level). The upper story serves as an entrance hall as well as the primary special exhibit gallery, totaling 2,683 square meters of space. It is elevated from street level and only accessible by three flights of steps. Though it only comprises a small portion of the total gallery space, the exhibition pavilion stands as the building’s primary architectural expression. Eight cruciform columns, two on each length placed so as to avoid corners, support a square pre-stressed steel roof plate 1.8 meters thick and painted black. An eighteen-meter cantilever allows for ample space between the gallery’s glazed façade and eight supporting columns. Mies also designed the outdoor sculpture gardens. It was constructed as one of the vital cornerstones of the Kulturforum, as planned by another great architect of the postwar period, Hans Scharoun. In 1967, Mies attended the hydraulic raising into place of the gigantic steel roof. The Neue Nationalgalerie is slated for renovation by architect David Chipperfield and will be closed 2015-2018. Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SMB Digital Database [website]; http://www.smb-digital.de/ (accessed 6/19/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glass; concrete; stone (granite)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectInternational Style (modern European architecture style)en_US
dc.titleNeue Nationalgalerieen_US
dc.title.alternativeNew National Galleryen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-MVD-NNG-B05en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
vra.worktypesculpture gardenen_US
dc.contributor.displayLudwig Mies van der Rohe (German architect, 1886-1969)en_US


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