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Weltmusum Wien

Weltmusum Wien

Following an international open competition in 2013, Hoskins Architects – in collaboration with Ralph Appelbaum Associates – were appointed to redevelop the Weltmuseum Wien’s exhibition and visitor facilities. The 7,500m² museum is situated in the historic Hofburg Palace in Vienna and includes 2,400m² of permanent exhibits and 1,400m² of temporary exhibition spaces.

A contemporary multifunction ‘cube’ in front of the main entrance highlights the museum’s public presence on Heldenplatz. New reception and introductory spaces lead visitors to the Säulenhalle – the heart of the museum – where visitors can relax in a new café area. From this dramatic space visitors can directly access the temporary exhibition spaces, new museum shop and a new auditorium at ground floor level; or the permanent collection and education facilities on the upper floor. The design incorporates a consistent architectural language, sensitive to its historic context, which works with the exhibition design to create a clear and coherent museum.

PROJECT: Weltmusum Wien
LOCATION: Vienna, Austria
CLIENT: KHM-Museumsverband
ARCHITECT: Hoskins Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Fröhlich & Locher und Partner ZT GmbH
PROJECT MANAGER: Architekt Simlinger & Partner ZT GmbH
Weltmusum Wien
Weltmusum Wien
Weltmusum Wien

Main Contractor:  Vasko + Partner Ingenieure
Photographer:  KHM/Pierer
Design Team:  Ralph Appelbaum Associates

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