Delugan Meissl Associated Architects were formed 15 years ago and are based in Vienna. Their first major buildings were two large-scale housing projects in Vienna: the Beam, built in 1998 and the Mischek Tower, completed in 2000. More recent projects include the Global Headquarter Sandoz of the Novartis Company (2003), Ray1, the often published house on a rooftop near Vienna's city centre, the City Lofts and the High Rise in the Wienerberg district.
Besides multiple successes in international competitions, Delugan Meissl's contribution for the first Architecture Biennal in China attracted international attention. The completion of the new Porsche Museum, the forthcoming building of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam and an ex-aequo first-prize selection for the Darat King Abdullah II Cultural Center of Amman, Jordan (2008) are evidence of the firm's further steps into international work.
"A soft, gentle rise forms from the artificially created grounds of the new structure's topographical foundation before it transitions counter-inclined into the bordering shoreline. At this location the Museum forms a topographical and structural continuation of the waterfront landscape between the urban fabric and the Firth of Tay. Positioning and creative design of the location transform the building far beyond its actually intended use into an urban stage which, due to its open, extroverted character becomes a high quality meeting place for visitors, and more - a viewing station toward the town and its surroundings. Raised off the ground yet centrally anchored, the spectacular structural body balanced upon its formidable base creates a powerful aesthetic value with its tensions between balance and movement."
The design team led by Delugan Meissl includes Wenzel+Wenzel (Germany), Werner Sobek (Germany) and Büro Kiefer (Germany).