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Criticism mounts of ‘climate killer’ modern art museum in Berlin

By Kate Connolly

28 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian delves into the growing criticism of the Museum of the 20th Century, under construction in Berlin. Architects and conservation experts are calling the plans "an ecological nightmare."

A vast modern art museum under construction in Berlin has been castigated by conservation experts and architecture critics for its poor environmental credentials, as the energy crisis intensifies scrutiny of the efficiency of new buildings.

The Museum of the 20th Century, designed by the Swiss star architects Herzog and de Meuron, is intended to propel the German capital into the top tier of world cities for modern art, competing with New York’s Moma and London’s Tate Modern.

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