Hoskins shows off £19m museum redevelopment

Front elevation of the Weltmseum in Vienna

Weltmuseum Vienna delivers new exhibition space, auditorium, shop and café

Hoskins Architects’ redevelopment of Vienna’s Weltmusuem is welcoming its first wave of summer visitors since the completion of the £19.2m project – in collaboration with Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

The practices won an international competition to update the museum – housed in the historic Hofburg Palace – in 2013, and delivered a scheme with a contemporary multifunction “cube” in front of the main entrance, new reception and introductory spaces, café, shop and auditorium.

Hoskins said the design incorporated a “consistent architectural language” that was sensitive to the building’s historic context and that the practice was very proud of the standard of results that had been realised.

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