June 16, 2011

Following the invitation of ‘Europa Nostra’ to ‘Gashouder’ in Amsterdam, Sir David Chipperfield has given an excellent lecture on preservation and heritage. Truly intellectual and precise, he used the example of ancient Greek vase to illustrate his approach (and presented his fantastic refurbishment of Neues Museum in Berlin). Describing the relationship and coexistence of the old and new, one gives meaning to the other without mimicry or false.

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