David Chipperfield receives Sikkens Prize 2015
In 2015 the Sikkens Prize has been awarded to British architect David Chipperfield (1953). The way Chipperfield works with colour is subtile and intelligent at the same time. With his colourapplication he knows how to support and emphasise the architecture. Chipperfield uses the colours provided by the architectural context and the building materials in an unemphatic yet expressive way.
Master of context
The international projects of David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) are characterized by the way his designs incorporate the specific historical and environmental framework of a location. He proves to be a master of context in both the development of new buildings and the renovation of existing architecture. Like no other Chipperfield combines the old with the new. Chipperfield’s work on the Neues Museum in Berlin is a magnificent example of his way of working. In the museum he creates a unique balance between history and present by maintaining the historical elements in the building and combining them with contemporary applications. The building demonstrates is use of colour as means of support. In this spatial composition he achieves a delicate balance between colour, material end texture.
About David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) was founded in 1985 in London. DCA have worked on numerous projects in museum architecture including the Anchorage Museum at Rasmussen Center (2003-2009) in Alaska, the Museum of Modern Literature (2002-2006) in Marbach am Neckar, the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri (2005-2013) and Museo Jumex in Mexico City (2009-2013). In the Netherlands Chipperfield has designed ‘The Jewel’ in Almere (2006).