The construction of the new entrance building, the James-Simon-Galerie, will result in two new open spaces: an upper terrace accessible over the large outside staircase on the side facing the Kupfergraben, and the New Courtyard. Located between the James-Simon-Galerie and the Neues Museum, the New Courtyard will be a place of arrival and orientation for visitors. The long open space is enclosed by a colonnade hallway. In doing so, David Chipperfield Architects are creating an extension of Stüler’s colonnades, using a modern design vocabulary. The space offers ground-level access to the James-Simon-Galerie and the Neues Museum. Visitors will also be able to walk from there to the Court of Honor and the Colonnade Courtyard.