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Old Posted Mar 3, 2006, 5:12 PM
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Refurbishment of Museum Island

In an ensemble unmatched anywhere else in the world, Berlin houses its most important art collection. The buildings on Museum Island, part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, house archaeological collections and art from the 19th century. The Altes Museum, constructed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in 1830, was the first museum building on the island; it was followed by three other buildings up to 1930. The main tourist attraction is the Pergamon Museum with the Pergamon Altar from the Hellenic era. The museum ensemble is being extensively refurbished over the next few years in order to accommodate the increased volume of visitors and to meet the requirements of modern exhibition presentation.

The master plan under the aegis of the architect, David Chipperfield, envisages an interlinked presentation of the exhibitions. The individual buildings are to be connected by a subterranean promenade which will be used for a general tour. A new entrance building is being erected behind the Neues Museum.
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
(Foundation for Prussian Cultural Heritage)
David Chipperfield Architects, London and Berlin
Hilmer + Sattler + Albrecht, Munich and Berlin
Heinz Tesar, Vienna and Berlin
O.M. Ungers, Cologne and Berlin
probably 2010


The modern and generous office complex with approx. 65.000m² on seven floors and approx.
440 underground parking spaces is being developed on the historic, former Nordbahnhof site between Invalidenstrasse and Chausseestrasse.

From December 2004 approx. 2.300 Deutsche Bahn AG employees will have a new position with optimal transport connections.

The project constitutes a milestone for the development of north Berlin Mitte in the new government quarter.
Nordbahnhof Berlin Grundstücksgesellschaft bR and shareholders TERCON Immobilien Projektentwicklungs GmbH, München, part of IVG Immobilien AG and RENDATA Real Estate GmbH, Frankfurt am Main / Berlin
DB Real Estate Investment GmbH, Deutsche Bank Group
RKW Rhode Kellermann Wawrowsky, Düsseldorf
General planning:
ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG
Deutsche Bahn AG
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