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As a fond farewell before the structure undergoes renovation, David Chipperfield has erected a striking installation in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie.

Creating a forest inside, his work ‘Sticks and Stones’ features 144 spruce tree trunks arranged in grids within the Mies Van Der Rohe-designed gallery.

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The piece takes its name from the old English adage and looks at the interplay of this natural material with the space, as well as the inevitable fate that awaits it.

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For three months the trunks will occupy the gallery floor before it is closed and refurbished by Chipperfield’s architectural practice throughout 2015.

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