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Hoskins wins contest to transform German fortress into museum

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Hoskins Architects has won an international competition to transform the iconic Marienberg Fortress into an arts and cultural museum for Würzburg, Germany

The Glasgow and Berlin-based practice – working with Ralph Applebaum Associates and local architect Wenzel + Wenzel – was chosen ahead of seven rival bids to win the 17,000m² commission.

The project will create a new home for Würzburg’s State Museum of Fine Arts and Cultural History inside the Baroque citadel which currently contains the state archives and a conference centre.

The project will transform the castle into a new landmark venue for the museum featuring a 4,000m² permanent exhibition area along with a special exhibitions venue, visitor infrastructure and administrative spaces.

The appointment comes 14 years after Hoskins Architects and Ralph Applebaum Associates won an international competition for a new visitor centre for Culloden Battlefield near Inverness and is the fourth collaboration between the two practices.

Hoskins Architects and Ralph Applebaum Associates have won an international competition to transform the iconic Marienberg Fortress into a new arts and cultural museum for Würzburg, Germany

Hoskins Architects and Ralph Applebaum Associates have won an international competition to transform the iconic Marienberg Fortress into a new arts and cultural museum for Würzburg, Germany

Hoskins Architects and Ralph Applebaum Associates have won an international competition to transform the iconic Marienberg Fortress into a new arts and cultural museum for Würzburg, Germany

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