Vogt Landscape Architects has won a competition for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin with architects Herzog & De Meuron.
The Museum stands in Berlin’s prime cultural quarter. Each part of this area has a distinct identity. The landscape scheme acts to connect the site to its urban setting: on the one hand Tiergarten, and on the other Potsdamer Platz and central Berlin.
New gardens and squares offer resting points across the larger urban area. In the tradition of the English Square, they provide a park atmosphere within a garden setting with gravel paths, lawns, seating and water elements. The chosen tree species can also be found in the Tiergarten (oaks, beech trees, hornbeams). These are planted both in new groups and within plantings to strengthen the existing landscape framework.
Similar to Unter den Linden, Sharounplatz offers generous public spaces under the shade of linden trees (Tilia cordata). The trees are organized along axes relating both to Matthaeikirchplatz and the Piazzetta. Potsdamer Strasse is strengthened by a double row of linden trees (Tilia tomentosa), framing the new tram line, and linking this area all the way to Postdammer Platz.
More informations on the competition on http://www.nationalgalerie20.de/home/