Sauerbruch Hutton Wins Venice Museum Scheme

6 September 2010 (Last Updated September 6th, 2010 18:30)

German practice Sauerbruch Hutton has been selected to design a new museum in Venice, Italy. The €100m ($129m) museum will be located in a 9,000m² site in Mestre, which houses a 16th-century convent and was the former headquarters of the Venetian police force. The

German practice Sauerbruch Hutton has been selected to design a new museum in Venice, Italy.

The €100m ($129m) museum will be located in a 9,000m² site in Mestre, which houses a 16th-century convent and was the former headquarters of the Venetian police force.

The new building will have 3,800m² of space for a permanent collection, 1,900m² for temporary exhibitions, a mediatheque and auditorium.

New pedestrian connections into the site will be developed when work begins next year.

The museum, which is being delivered for Fondazione di Venezia, is expected to open in 2014, according to bdonline.co.uk.

The practice beat David Chipperfield, Italian practice Massimo Carmassi, Pierre-Louis Faloci from France, Luis Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón of Spain and Eduardo Souto de Moura from Portugal to win the scheme.