David Chipperfield, One of the Art World’s Favorite Architects, Just Won the 2023 Pritzker Prize. Here’s a Look at His 7 Most Famous Museums
The British architect's completed buildings span four decades and number over 100.
David Chipperfield, the British architect known for his contextual structures that blend into their surroundings, has been named the latest laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honor in the field of architecture.
Founding his eponymous architecture firm in London in 1985, Chipperfield has always eschewed a conspicuous signature style. Indeed, the Pritzker Prize jury’s citation commended his “commitment to an architecture of understated but transformative civic presence.”
The architect’s projects, ranging from monumental museums (his specialty) and corporate headquarters to smaller residences and historic spaces, span the globe. Museo Jumex in Mexico City is a jagged chunk of stone that seems to take its cues from nearby pyramids; the Turner Contemporary is a pearl of tasteful modernity on England’s eastern shore; Berlin’s Neues Museum—which houses the famed Bust of Nefertiti—is a seamless reimagining of the mid-1800s institution that honors its history; and Chipperfield’s six-year renovation of the landmark Neue Nationalgalerie remains respectful of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s original vision.
Here are seven of Chipperfield’s most notable museum designs…
St. Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri
Mexico City, Mexico
James Simon Galerie
River and Rowing Museum
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