AROUND THE MUSEUM,
AROUND THE CITY
X+ X Architekten
Location Vienna, Austria
Our Wien Museum extension proposal tries to preserve the existing building by embracing it with a new "promenade".
The main goal is to propose a new urban solution, by extending the Karlsplatz itself to the rooftop of the museum.
After a first analysis to many existing museums, we realized that the idea of an inner continuous museum circulation could be actually brought to the exterior of our building.
By creating a double ramp around the museum, we were able to separate a private path (related to the museum exhibitions ) from the public. (that would take you from Karlsplatz to the top.)
The idea of wrapping the old building with a contemporary shell, in which you can walk through, gives a new caracter to the site, like if walking around the museum, would be walking around the city.