Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Zentrale Wandelhalle

Central Hall, Gemäldegalerie, Kulturforum, Berlin
Zentrale Wandelhalle (Central Hall), Gemäldegalerie
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Gemäldegalerie Skylight - Greyscale

“The paintings in the collection have been on show in their present home at the Kulturforum since 1998. The design proposals for the Gemäldegalerie’s new building were submitted in an architectural competition in 1986, with the contract awarded to the architects Hilmer & Sattler the following year. With distinctly Prussian austerity of expression, the simple building rises above the sloping piazzetta, while inside its individual galleries are grouped around a light-filled central hall.”
(Gemäldegalerie, Official Website)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

It may be Prussian austerity but I like it. And look at all those benches.