David Chipperfield Architects
Sir David Chipperfield (CBE, RA, RDI, RIBA, born 1953, London)
established David Chipperfield Architects in 1985. He was Professor of Architecture at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart from 1995 to 2001 and Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University in 2011, and he has taught and lectured worldwide at schools of architecture in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. David Chipperfield is currently Curator of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
He is an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten, and a past winner of the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal. In 2010, David Chipperfield was awarded both the Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts and the Grand DAI Award (Verband Deutscher Architekten- und Ingenieurvereine) for Building Culture. He holds honorary doctorates from Kingston University (2009) and the University of Kent (2010).
In 2004 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to architecture. He was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2006, and elected to the Royal Academy in 2008. In 2009 David Chipperfield was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany – the highest tribute that can be paid to individuals for service to the nation – and in 2010 he was knighted for services to architecture in the UK and Germany. In 2011, he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture; given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen.
(Design Director, DCA Berlin, born 1967, Hechingen, Germany) Following an education in cabinet-making, Christoph Felger studied product and furniture design at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design and Architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He has worked for David Chipperfield Architects since 1999, initially in London and since 2000 in Berlin. Christoph became a director in the Berlin office in 2006 and a managing director and partner in 2011. As design director, he has been responsible for overseeing a range of projects from design development to completion. These have included the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg, the Peek & Cloppenburg Flagship Store in Vienna and currently the Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul and the Kunsthaus Zurich extension.
David Chipperfield Architects was founded in 1985 and has offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. The practice works internationally on cultural, residential and commercial projects providing full architectural and interior design, masterplanning, product and furniture design services for both public and private sectors. Our diverse built portfolio includes museums and galleries, libraries, apartments, private houses, hotels, offices, masterplans, and retail facilities. David Chipperfield Architects has won more than fifty national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA, RFAC and AIA awards, as well as the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007, and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2011.
Among the practice’s major recent works are the renewed Neues Museum in Berlin; the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska; the City of Justice in Barcelona; the Des Moines Public Library in Iowa; Ninetree Village, a residential district in Hangzhou, China; the new Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany; the Kaufhaus Tyrol department store in Innsbruck and the Peek & Cloppenburg flagship store in Vienna; a laboratory building on the Novartis campus in Basel; and in 2011, the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate and The Hepworth Wakefield, both in the United Kingdom. The practice also has a strong interest in the design and function of interior spaces, designing shop interiors for Issey Miyake, Joseph, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino, as well as a range of furniture, lighting, and tableware.
Ongoing current projects include a new gallery for the Colección Jumex in Mexico City; the luxury five star Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street; the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia; the Marrakech Gallery in Morocco; Elizabeth House, a major new office and residential development near Waterloo in London; the De Vere Gardens residential development in Kensington in London; the Palace of Justice in Salerno, Italy; the James Simon Gallery, a new entrance building to Berlin’s Museum Island; a new wing for the Saint Louis Art Museum in the United States; the Ansaldo City of Cultures in Milan; a new MBA building for the HEC Paris School of Management, France; and a new building for the Kunsthaus Zurich in Switzerland.
Our work is driven by a consistent approach which leads to the creation of individual buildings that are intimately connected to both context and function. The approach to design respects each client and commission as unique, while giving equal consideration to every detail, whatever the size or purpose of the project.