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David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield

The English architect David Chipperfield was born in 1953 in London. He graduated at the Architects Association in London and was trained by Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster from 1978 – 84.

In the year 1984 Chipperfield worked independently in London and founded another office in Berlin only three years later. Meanwhile there are another office in Milan and an outpost in Shanghai. More than 130 employees are working in the offices, David Chipperfield has already won 40 national and international competitions with his team as well as received a similar number of international awards.

Among others Chipperfield has developed the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, the awarded River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames and the Literature Museum of Modern age as part of the German Literature archive Marbach. The Chipperfield buildings are placed all around the world, but the majority are in Japan and Germany.

Chipperfield has been commissioned to develop a plan for the Berlin Museum island and the reconstruction of the new Museum by the “Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz” in the year 1997. Furthermore he worked at the James Simon Gallery. A building on the Berlin Museum island.

Beside his work as architect, Chipperfield also creates design products for namely manufacturers such as Alessi. Furthermore he teaches at several universities: he was professor at the Estate Academy of Visual Arts in Stuttgart and among others, he taught at the Harvard University, the University of Graz, the University of Naples and he is still guest professor at the University of the Arts in London today. Additionally he occupies the Mies van der Rohe professorship at the Escola Tècnica Superior D’Arquitectura in Barcelona.

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