Red Box

Box Office for the administration of the Mumok


Client | Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig

Design | technical and artistic management

Typology | furniture |  office building

Location | Vienna

Stage | built

Red Box

In designing a porter’s lodge for the administration entrance, a virtue was made of a necessity. Because combustible materials are not permitted in a stairwell used as an emergency exit, a fireproof box was designed that can be kept closed when not in use.

During office hours the entire front of the “red cube” can be opened and used at the same time to advertise current exhibitions. The monochrome interior, which seems to have been carved from the box like a sculpture, provides a modern, air-conditioned workplace including a telephone exchange. Visitors are greeted by this sculptural object as they enter the art institution.