Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Cookies
 

Hoskins presents winning Weltmuseum Wien plans in Vienna

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

December 19 2013

Hoskins presents winning Weltmuseum Wien plans in Vienna
Gareth Hoskins has travelled to Vienna to present his practices competition winning plans for the renovation and rebuild of the Weltmuseum Wien, won in conjunction with Ralph Appelbaum and Vasko + Partner.

This will entail the redevelopment and restructuring of 9,200sqm of exhibition space with a ‘uniform architectural language’ that is sensitive to its historic context. To draw visitors an illuminated media box will be built on a re-designed public square facing the main entrance, which also doubles as a visitor centre and café.

A collection of exhibits currently held in storage will populate these new spaces with an improved event arena, meeting spaces and suspended objects adding to the mix.

In a statement the Hoskins/Appelbaum design team said: “We are deeply impressed by the outstanding quality of the collections and the architecture of the Corps de Logis; they have inspired us in conjunction with the new concept for the museum’s intercultural dialogue: many of the objects are unique, and the search for their origins and meanings provides material for endless stories.”

The 25m euro project will entail renovation of all 29 galleries from early 2015 for completion by the end of 2016.
A mix of small scale mobile devices and large scale interactive media installations will be used for the display of exhibits
A mix of small scale mobile devices and large scale interactive media installations will be used for the display of exhibits
Hiskins have collaborated with Appelbaum for over a decade on projects ranging from the National Museum of Scotland to the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre
Hiskins have collaborated with Appelbaum for over a decade on projects ranging from the National Museum of Scotland to the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre

The project ranks as one of Austria's foremost cultural projects
The project ranks as one of Austria's foremost cultural projects

4 Comments

Robert
#1 Posted by Robert on 19 Dec 2013 at 18:30 PM
I just don't get it. First the museum of scotland wins the doolan prize and now this. Hopefully there is more substance to the scheme than the images suggest.
Michael D
#2 Posted by Michael D on 20 Dec 2013 at 11:25 AM
Great to see a Glasgow practice breaking new ground in Europe. Well done to all involved at Hoskins and Appelbaum
Big Chantelle
#3 Posted by Big Chantelle on 23 Dec 2013 at 16:27 PM
Gotta say, as a proud Glesga gal that I'm pure ragin' to see one of those pics with the dangly white heads. Erm, Kelvingrove gallery anyone?

Hoskins better not be rippin' off ma hometown.......especially for Vienna. Don't care if Midge Ure sang about it.
SP
#4 Posted by SP on 10 Jan 2014 at 13:37 PM
typo in caption - "hiskins"

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to December 2013

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.