Al fresco picnic
Anyone afraid of pink, blue and green? Clearly not British architect James Stirling who designed the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart in 1984. The building, which is now preserved as a historic monument and acts as an extension of the classicist Alte Staatsgalerie, is a prime example of post-modernist architecture. The museum is clad in strips of travertine and sandstone. It’s a vast composition varying in size, playfully alluding to historical buildings and urban fragments. This impression is interspersed by brightly coloured elements – steel girders, handrails or window frames in rich colours. Grass-green studded flooring meanders through the whole building that has now achieved cult status and just been refurbished.