Floor 03: David Chipperfield
Born in London, England in 1953, he studied at the school of the Architectural Association of his native city. He then collaborated with Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster before founding his own firm, David Chipperfield Architects, in 1984. Since then, Chipperfield has carried out projects in Europe, Japan and the United States, in architecture and town planning and also in furniture and interior design.
Among the projects in which he has been professionally involved are museums, art galleries, libraries, law courts, private houses, hotels and offices. He has also produced urban plans, furniture and high towers.
Some of his most outstanding recent projects, either completed or still under way, are the River & Rowing Museum in London – one of his most admired works, which has received several awards; the Kaiserstrasse office building in Düsseldorf; the First Church of Christ Scientist in Richmond, United Kingdom; the City of Cultures in Ansaldo, Milan; the menswear shop Joseph in London; the Bryant Park Hotel, New York; the Circus Restaurant, London; the Figge Arts Center, Davenport; Lever House, New York; Knight House, Richmond; the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin; the Palace of Justice in Salerno, Italy; the City of Justice in Barcelona; the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, UK; the Hinter dem Giesshaus Gallery 1 in Berlin; the Neues Museum, Berlin; the Vitra Showroom in London; the Matsumoto Corporation Headquarters in Okayama, Japan; the Gotoh Museum in Tokyo; the Toyota Auto headquarters building in Kyoto; the Vigo Conference Centre, and many of the Dolce & Gabbana shops throughout the world.