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Chipperfield wins two major art gallery projects

London-headquartered David Chipperfield Architects has secured two major international museum schemes

The practice, which also has studios in Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, will design a renovation of the Haus der Kunst in Munich.

It will also turn its attention to the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art, which is due to open in the Moroccan capital in 2016.

David Chipperfield beat off competition from three German firms and Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects to secure the Haus der Kunst scheme.

The practice will oversee a major overhaul of the modern art museum, which opened in 1937 and played host to an annual exhibition of German art during the Second World War.

Bavarian state minister Dr Wolfgang Heubisch said: ‘Outstanding references in the field of museums and public building, as well as international experience in the renovation and restoration of important architectural monuments, are the best conditions for a successful collaboration.’

Meanwhile, the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art is to open in 2016.

It will house a permanent collection of lens-based art from the 19th Century to the present as well as contemporary art exhibitions.

It will be the largest freestanding museum in the world dedicated to photography.

Temporary exhibition space MMP+ will open in Marrakech’s El Badi Palace later this month.

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