Construction Projects

As the owner of many important buildings, the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz has been shaping the face of Berlin ever since it was set up. The development and preservation of its properties are one of its main concerns. Many of them are architecturally important historical monuments.

Prior to German reunification, it constructed a number of new buildings for its collections in West Berlin, for example, in Dahlem and at the Kulturforum. Since 1990, the Foundation has also been responsible for the historical museum and library buildings in what was formerly East Berlin. Many of its buildings are architecturally important landmarks. The renovation, expansion, and technological modernization of these buildings are central tasks for the Foundation.

The Foundation is the client for all of the construction projects for its institutions’ buildings. The Foundation’s budget for construction has been funded by the German government since 2002. The implementation of the specific projects is the responsibility of the Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, BBR).

Museumsinsel Master Plan

3D-Visualisierung der Museumsinsel Berlin nach Fertigstellung aller Baumaßnahmen, Blick von Süden
© SPK / ART+COM, 2012

The Museumsinsel is a unique architectural ensemble and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The renovation of its historical buildings and the development of the island for the future follow a master plan. more


Foto des von innen erleuchteten Glaskubus des Lesesaals
© bpk / Jörg F. Müller

Both of the Staatsbibliothek’s buildings have been subject to various construction and renovation measures for several years now. The concept of “One library in two buildings” is being implemented. more

Nationalgalerie at Kulturforum

Außenansicht der Neuen Nationalgalerie
© SMB / Roman März

In future, the Nationalgalerie will be housed in two buildings on the Kulturforum. These are the refurbished Neue Nationalgalerie and the newly built museum of twentieth-century art, which will constitute a tightly circumscribed unit. more

Central Storage Facility of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

3D visualization of the central storage facility of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
© AV 1 Architekten

The new building in Friedrichshagen will provide storage and workshops for various collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The shared location is expected to result in synergetic effects. more