Vestigial Memory Space

architects Walter Angonese, ARTEC Architekten (Bettina Göetz, Richard Manahl), Herman Czech
project Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria

As of 2020, Sigmund Freud’s former place of work at Vienna’s Berggasse 19 — the birthplace of psychoanalysis — will be presented to the public in a form that does justice to the standards of this unique museum and scientific venue. 
Plans include the renovation of the façade. The historical entrance which welcomed Sigmund Freud’s patients and visitors at the beginning of the last century will continue to admit museum visitors to Berggasse 19, an address in Vienna that is steeped in history. 
In line with elemental international museum standards, a reception and ticket desk area will be installed on the ground floor, adjoined by a small café and museum shop, with cloakrooms and toilets below, to provide appropriate facilities for more than 100 000 visitors a year. The exhibition area of the Sigmund Freud Museum on the mezzanine is to be extended to 400 m2, and further enlarged by around 150 m2 through additional exhibition areas on the upper ground floor.