Court Stables – MUMOK Event Hall

Wien VII

MUMOK Court Stables - interior view

In the course of remodelling carried out to adopt the existing building for the Museum of Modern Art in 2002, it was necessary to create a multifunctional event hall. This was based on a design by Gerold Wiederin for the former court stables, which had been used until recently for storage. Challenges were posed by the technical requirements for multi-purpose events for up to 600 spectators and by the need to substantially improve the acoustics, which the geometry of the space made completely unsuitable for the planned use.