Mies van der Rohe as a Visionary
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (b. 1886 in Aachen, Germany—d. 1969 in Chicago, USA) was one of the 20th century’s pioneering architects. Throughout his life, his designs and building activities revolved around very similar themes. Since the 1920s, Mies had pursued a radical design principle. He attempted to create an open space as free of supports as possible, one in which interior and exterior merge. An aura of dignity and a striving for perfection characterize his buildings. The exhibition area in the north hall of the lower ground floor shines a light on the construction history of the Neue Nationalgalerie and on its architect. It also provides information about the refurbishment of the building, which was completed in 2021 by David Chipperfield Architects.