David Chipperfield

David Alan Chipperfield (CBE, born December 18, 1953 in England ) is an English architect.


David Chipperfield is the farmer's son Alan John Chipperfield and Chipperfield Peggy, born singleton. He grew up on a farm in the county of Devon. When his father had bought added another yard as well as some other buildings and rebuilt it in apartments, he helped with the planning. Since he had proved himself good at it, he could study architecture at London's Kingston Technical Institute begin (since 1992: Kingston University). He then moved to the Architectural Association in London. After graduating in 1977 he worked at Douglas Stephen, and then in the joint office of Richard Rogers and Norman Foster. Since 1984, he is self-employed and founded the architectural firm David Chipperfield Architects. He currently has offices in London, Berlin ( about 90 employees) and Milan and a representative office in Shanghai.

Chipperfield was the only British architect who came up with his design shortlisted for the extension of London's Tate Modern museum. He designed the Figge Art Museum in Davenport and the award-winning River and Rowing Museum in Henley -on-Thames with green oak facade, concrete and glass. Many of his buildings are, however, abroad, especially in Japan and Germany.

In Marbach am Neckar he has passed the he designed Museum of Modern Literature as part of the German Literature Archive in Marbach in January 2006. In 2007 he was awarded the Stirling Prize.

In 2007 he was awarded the contract for the realization of its award -winning design for the new building of the Museum Folkwang in Essen, which was completed in 2010 and opened on 30 January 2010. At the opening, he regretted to be only set to an artistic working " museum architects ". "But after we have proven that we are a highly professional, maybe opens us the doors so new. I am now really expert for airports. "

He was a visiting professor at several universities, including 1987/88 as a Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University from 1995 to 2001 at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and in 2001 at the Mies van der Rohe Chair the Escola Tecnica Superior d' Arquitectura in Barcelona.

David Chipperfield was director of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale which was titled Common Grounds.

Chipperfield is married to the Argentinean star Evelyn from Cologne, the couple have three grown children and a son from a previous marriage and lives in Marylebone, London. In the summer Chipperfield lives with his family in every detail planned his own four-story house near the Natural Park Dunes of Corrubedo on the west coast of Galicia in Spain.

Berlin's Museum Island

In 1997, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation commissioned architect David Chipperfield to draw up a master plan for Berlin's Museum Island and the reconstruction of the Neues Museum. Since 2006 he is also working on the design of the through he designed input and distribution building on Museum Island. The overall architectural design of these so-called James Simon Gallery presented Chipperfield ago on 27 June 2007, the public.

The entrepreneur Ernst Freiberger Chipperfield commissioned to design also a part of the Charité - site opposite the new Museum Island.

Museum buildings in England


Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach

Figge Art Museum in Davenport

Neues Museum in Berlin

Museum Folkwang in Essen

Kaufhaus Tyrol in Innsbruck

Honors and Awards (excerpt)