Wien Museum NEU


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Project competition for restoration of the museum

Category Project Competition / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Museum
Country Wien
RegDeadline 18 May 2015 GoogleCal iCal
18 May 2015
Eligibility Eligible for participation are individuals and consortia from the WTO member countries as well as Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The competition task consists in a design for the “Wien Museum NEU"". The process of the restoration (building services and building envelope renovation), conversion and extension is to revitalize the spatial and functional qualities for the years to come. A place for the encounter of people is to be created, a special location in the heart of Vienna for the preservation, exhibition and interaction with the urban history, art and other societal issues. The building will integrate with the multifaceted institutions at the Karlsplatz, which participate in the discourse on art, culture and society in this inspiring environment.

The future building ensemble should be an exemplary museum building in every way, on a par with current internationally valid technical and security standards and a space for the collections of the Wien Museum (paintings, sculptures, photography, graphic art, decorative arts) and its many exhibition activities. With appropriately designed rooms and an adequate system for the guidance of visitors, the museum should accommodate both the permanent and temporary exhibitions, some of which cover as much as 1,500 to 2,000 sqm and within 3 to 4 month attract crowds of 60,000 to 80,000. The aim is to increase the overall annual number of visitors from currently 150,000 to 200,000.

Architectural jurors
Bernardo Bader, Architect, Dornbirn
Emanuel Christ, Architect, Basel (jury chair)
Elke Delugan-Meissl, Architect, Vienna (jury vice-chair)
Anna Detzlhofer, Landscape planner, Vienna
Franz Kobermaier, Head of Office MA 19, Architecture and Urban Design, City of Vienna
Walter Krauss, Head of Department MA 21, Urban Planning and Land Use, City of Vienna
Erich Raith, Architect, Vienna
Werner Schuster, Head Group Building Construction, MD - Division Buildings and Building Services, City of Vienna
Karin Triendl, Architect, Vienna
Günter Zamp-Kelp, Architect, Berlin

1st prize: 15,000 EUR
2nd prize: 10,000 EUR
3rd prize: 8,000 EUR
Every competitor in stage 2 who submits an examinable entry conforming to the requirements laid down in the competition brief will on top receive a flat-rate remuneration of EUR 8,000 (w/o VAT).

Entry Fee

Stage 1 jury meeting: June 23/24, 2015
Stage 2 jury meeting: November 19, 2015

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