Museum Berggruen

Berlin, Germany

One of the challenges for the lighting design was the development of a pioneer LED spotlight with enough quality to light art pieces. At that time, this was just starting to be achievable with LEDs and the first luminaires of this type were starting to appear in the market.

The Museum Berggruen is an important cultural reference in Berlin since 1996. By then, the collection settled in a beautiful building, in the city west, opposite the Charlottenburg Palace. In 2013 more exhibition space was required and the museum has expanded to the neighboring building. A new architectural element of connection was proposed by the architects, an iconic 22m long pergola, with minimal lines, built in glass and steel. This bridge clears the visitor‘s views to the sculpture garden in the public courtyard of the museum.

Client

Staatliche Museen Berlin

Location

Berlin, Germany

Completion

2013

Architecture

Kuehn Malvezzi Architects

Photography

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Lichtvision

Lighting Design

Lichtvision (Joana Mendo as lighting designer)