Current newsThe construction of the new Vienna Museum is expected to begin in the summer of 2020 and end in 2023. The competition was managed by [phase eins]. in 2015. The winners of the competition are winkler + ruck architekten together with Architekt Ferdinand Certov and Winkler Landschaftsarchitektur.

An informative Video explaining the process of the design is shared on the official website of the museum.


In addition, all designs are published in section results at this website.

Please find press information including more project images at the Wien Museum project website.
Promoter of the competitionWien Museum Projekt GmbH
Messeplatz 1
1021 Vienna, Austria

represented through:
Stephan Barasits and Christian Kircher, managing directors
Wien MuseumThe Wien Museum is an urban, universal museum with a wide range of collections and exhibitions - from urban history via art up to fashion and everyday culture, and epoch-wise from the earliest settlement to the present.
With this generalist approach and its interdisciplinary potential the Wien Museum occupies a unique position within the Viennese museum landscape. It is present at several places within the city. Using the city of Vienna as a frame of reference, it addresses comprehensive societal, cultural and urban changes in a variety of big cities.
When contemplating history and working with its relics, the museum seeks to keep its mind open for topical themes and issues. This endeavor is based on the conservation, study and permanent reinterpretation of the objects in its collections and their role in human life. While the Wien Museum does not primarily see itself as an art museum, the occupation with art and the preconditions of its emergence are among its remits. Esthetic phenomena are put into the context of sociopolitics and cultural heritage and addressed with questions transcending the realm of esthetics (“art plus x” as a principle).
The history of the city and its civilizations is not conceived of as an homogenized process: when collecting and exhibiting its relics it is being treated as the outcome of life styles, interests and the memories of humans of diverse origins. Henceforth, col-lection activities will be guided by the principles of radical selectivity and the significant detail. The collections are focused on Vienna and future acquisitions will favor objects of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Wien Museum is a knowledge repository and a public medium. To the Viennese, both the autochthones and newcomers, and their temporary guests it provides space for thought and reflection.
ProcedureOpen, two-stage, anonymous project competition including an urban-design ideas part followed by a negotiated procedure; in terms of its contract value, this is a major contract award procedure according to BVergG 2006 in the version presently in force (see “Wettbewerbsstandard Architektur – WSA 2010“ part A articles V 1a, 2a, 2b and 3b).

In stage 1 of the competition, the jury selected, on the basis of preliminary design concepts focused on urban design and the assessment criteria as per competiton brief, 14 participants to compete in stage 2.

In stage 2 of the competition, the jury will select, on the basis of the elaboration of the preliminary design concepts from stage 1, the prizewinners.
Subsequent to the competition procedure, according to § 30 par. 2 Z 6 BVergG 2006 a negotiated procedure will be conducted with the winner of the competition.

Object of the present procedure are services as per Section A § 3 and C § 3 HOA 2004 that are the, including finished execution planning (par. 1 - 5) as well as the artistic supervision. The promoter reserves the right to define modifications in the competition documents e.g. in case of non-realization, the task being performed by a general contractor or within the framework of a PPP procedure.
Eligibility for
Eligible for participation are individuals and consortia from the WTO member countries as well as Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Eligibility will be checked on the basis of the certificate of professional aptitude which is to accompany the entry and must be valid during the course of the competition and the subsequent negotiated procedure.

Considered eligible are:
Austrian architects, chartered civil engineers for building construction and civil engineering companies pertinently authorized under the Law on Civil Engineering in the version presently in force.
Citizens of a member country to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) author-ized to exercise the profession of an independent architect within an EEA member country.
Individuals who are citizens of a WTO member country or Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina and who, within the country of abode of the competitor, are authorized to independently plan the object of the competition.
Legal entities whose statutory purpose of business includes planning services pertaining to the competition task and whose managing director or author of the competition entry satisfies the eligibility conditions imposed on individuals.

Eligible for participation in stage 2 of the competition only those competitors from stage 1 that have been selected by the jury and notified accordingly.
Competitors selected for participation in stage 2 must, depending on their qualification, choose an open space planner or a landscape architect, respectively, as co-author and mention her/him in the declaration of authorship of stage 2. For those, the above-mentioned requirements apply accordingly.
The competitors in stage 1 agree to participate, in the event of being admitted to stage 2, in said stage 2 of the competition with the same team of design authors that previously competed in stage 1.
Eligible for participation are also consortia of individuals and legal entities.
Every competitor in the present procedure is only admitted once (even within the framework of a consortium). Any multiple participation will result in the rejection of all the competition entries in which the relevant author has been involved. This provision does not apply to expert consultants on whose services the competitors may have called, provided their participation does not distort the competition.
It is not allowed to enter variations of the same project.
Together with the declaration of authorship every competitor must submit a personal declaration stating his or her eligibility for participation. A check of the professional aptitude will only be performed subsequent to the jury’s decision and only on the person of the winner so as to make sure that he or shed is eligible for being invited to the negotiated procedure. The competitors must join proof of their eligibility for participation (such as copies of the documents certifying their registration with a Chamber of Architects, certificates evidencing their entry into a list of architects or records of study) to the declaration of authorship to be submitted in stage 2.
Collaborators of the competitors and experts upon the services of which the competitors called may be named and will be given credit by the promoter in the publication of the competition results.
The promoter may at any time request proof of professional qualification.
Prizes and
For the remuneration of the services rendered, prizes and recognitions the promoter has earmarked a total amount (competition total) of at least 138,000 EUR (w/o VAT).
As prizes, the following amounts will be awarded (prize total):
1st prize:15,000 EUR
2nd prize:10,000 EUR
3rd prize:8,000 EUR

A total of 9,000 EUR has been earmarked for three recognition prizes. The jury is at liberty to decide on the distribution of this recognition total.
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). In the event of more than 12 competitors participating in stage 2, the competition total will be increased accordingly.
By unanimous vote, the jury may decide to allocate the prize total differently to the three prizes.
Other costs incurred will not be reimbursed.
Remunerations for services rendered and prize amounts are amounts without VAT. Competitors or prizewinners liable to VAT will receive the corresponding amounts on top.
JuryThe assessment of the entries to the two stages of the competition and the selection of the prize-winners will be performed by the jury, which is composed of the individuals listed on the following page.

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

Technical jurors
Stephan Barasits, Managing Director Wien Museum Projekt GmbH, Managing Director
WSE Wiener Standortentwicklung GmbH
Matti Bunzl, Designated Director Wien Museum
Sabine Haag, General Director Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Marie-Paule Jungblut, Director Historisches Museum Basel
Christian Kircher, Managing Director Wien Museum Projekt GmbH, CFO Wien Museum

Alternate architectural jurors
Christoph Hrncir, Head Unit MA 21, Urban Planning and Land Use, City of Vienna
Robert Kniefacz, Deputy Head Unit MA 19, Architecture and Urban Design, City of Vienna
Andrea Kreppenhofer, Deputy Head Unit Architecture and Urban Design, City of Vienna
Peter Nageler, Architect, Vienna
Richard Scheich, Architect, Vienna
Stefanie Wögrath, Architect, Vienna

Alternate technical jurors
Josef Herwei, Managing Director WSE Wiener Standortentwicklung GmbH
Marie-Theres Holler, Head Department Infrastructure, Austrian Academyof Sciences (ÖAW)
Andreas Rudigier, Director Vorarlberg Museum
Working period stage 1 March 20 through May 18, 2015
Submission stage 1May 18, 2015
Submission stage 1 (model)May 26, 2015
Stage 1 participants' colloquium in ViennaMarch 30, 2015
Stage 1 online forumMarch 20 through April 9, 2015
Stage 1 jury meeting June 22 to 24, 2015
Working period stage 2July 17 to September 29, 2015
Stage 2 site visit in Vienna end of July, 2015 2014
Stage 2 online forum July 17 to 31, 2015
Submission stage 2 (set A)September 29, 2015
Submission stage 2 (set B)October 6, 2015
Stage 2 jury meeting November 18 and 19, 2015
ExhibitionNovember 26, 2015 through February 7, 2016

In case of contradiction of information provided on this website and the competition brief, the information given in the competition brief shall prevail. In case of inconsistencies between the German and the English version, the German version shall prevail.