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New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti

New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti

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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
  • Design Team : Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović, Johannes Paar, Christophe Riss, Mitja Usenik, Blaz Goričan Irene Salord Vila, Maša Kovač Šmajdek, Juan Miguel Hererro, Vid Tancer, Andrej Ukmar
  • Clients : City of Wiener Neustadt
  • City : Wiener Neustadt
  • Country : Austria
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Text description provided by the architects. The project is a result of a competition held in 2016 that set the task of making the casemates, an ammunition storage structure of the medieval fortress accessible to the general public in the form of a new cultural centre/exhibition venue for the small city of Wiener Neustadt.

New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti - Facade, Arch, Arcade
© David Schreyer

The project deals with the issue of reconstruction and integration of historical layers into the life of the city - the historical complex, hidden for a long time, can be experienced and understood in its entirety while accepting a new programmatic definition.

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The area in front of the casemates is conceived as a gently sloping public square that connects the level of the city to the semi-submerged level of the old structure, receiving visitors with a horizontally glazed ground floor. The visitor is then led through the maze-like - almost ‘piranesian’ structure of the old casemates, that has been transformed into an exhibition venue for the city.

New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti - Arch
© David Schreyer
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New multipurpose hall - a kind of Kunsthalle space, lit from above, happens at the end of the subterranean promenade, it provides a natural, contemporary conclusion of the complex.

New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti - Concrete, Beam
© David Schreyer

A gentle slope connects the space of the casemates back to the level of the Stadtpark, thus finishing the topographical outline of the complex - from the city, through subterranean historical layers of the fortress - back to the surface of the city and the green park.

New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti - Facade
© David Schreyer

The discipline of intervention is stressed through the material definition of additions - the brick world of the historical structure is complemented and revealed through the cast concrete materiality of new additions - making the new and old visibly differ, yet appear united.

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Address:Wiener Neustadt, Austria

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Cite: "New Gallery and Casemates / Bevk Perović arhitekti" 04 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/929485/new-gallery-bevk-perovic-arhitekti> ISSN 0719-8884
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