Neue Nationalgalerie

The museum building and its sculpture gardens were designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and opened in 1968. The building is considered an icon of modern architecture.

Mies van der Rohe reverted to two of his older architectural designs that remained unrealized. One was the administration building of the rum producer Bacardi in Santiago de Cuba, the other the building of the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt. Mies‘ solution, with its latent classicism, is a modern transposition of the ancient podium stamp and built on a 105 x 110-meter granite terrace with a 1260 ton steel roof structure.

In 2012, it was announced that British architect David Chipperfield will oversee a major renovation of the building. The reopening is scheduled for early 2021.