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Sikkens Prize

2015 DAVID CHIPPERFIELD — The Sikkens Prize 2015 is awarded to the internationally renowned British architect David Chipperfield (1953). The way Chipperfield works with colour is subtile and intelligent at the same time. Like no other he knows how to combine the old with the new. In his spatial compositions he achieves a delicate balance between colour, material end texture. Chipperfield uses the colours provided by the architectural context and the building materials in an unemphatic yet expressive way. Chipperfield's work on the Neues Museum in Berlin is a magnificent example of his way of working. David Chipperfield has taught and lectured at schools of architecture in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He was Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Stuttgart from 1995 to 2001 and Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University in 2011. In 2012 David Chipperfield curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale on the theme 'Common Ground'. Back to overview Download press release (pdf)




Photo: Neues Museum, Museum Island, Berlin, Germany, SMB / Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) was founded in 1985 in London. Several DCA offices were opened later on: the Berlin office in 1998, the Shanghai office in 2005, the Milan office in 2006. DCA has a diverse international body of work including cultural, residential, commercial, leisure and civic projects as well as masterplanning exercises. DCA have worked on numerous projects in museum architecture including the Anchorage Museum at Rasmussen Center (2003-2009) in Alaska, the Museum of Modern Literature (2002-2006) in Marbach am Neckar, the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri (2005-2013) and Museo Jumex in Mexico City (2009-2013). In the Netherlands Chipperfield has designed 'The Jewel' in Almere (2006).

Photo: © Ingrid von Kruse