A colonnade with 110 super-slim concrete columns – this is how the future reception building for berlin's museum island rises out of the water of the spree river. Behind it, the award-winning renovated new museum with the bust of nefertiti, next to the world-famous pergamon museum, which is currently being renovated.
From 2019, around 8,000 people a day are expected to begin their visit to the unique cultural ensemble in the so-called james simon gallery. The house, designed by star architect david chipperfield, features a communal ticket office, cafe, checkrooms and museum shop. An auditorium for 300 people and an almost 700 square meter room for special exhibitions are also planned.