Masterplan, State Museums Gottorf Castle Schleswig, Germany

Hoskins Architects in collaboration with Ralph Appelbaum Associates and Buro Happold were shortlisted as one of twelve teams to participate in the international competition for a new masterplan for Gottorf castle and its museum island in Schleswig.

Proposals for this prestigious project involve a series of major architectural works to the listed complex of buildings, as well as landscape proposals for the island itself. The scheme focuses on reorganising the two main collections housed in the castle, those of the Cultural History of Schleswig-Holstein and the Archaeology Museum of Schleswig-Holstein, and proposes reinstatement of its baroque staircase, to enable use of the Piano Nobile to enter the exhibition. New circulation routes encourage visitors to discover more of the museum’s collections, new learning zones and new restaurants facilities. The scheme also comprises a new welcome-centre, an exhibition building for the archaeological collection and an experience trail around the island, connecting it with the baroque garden to the north.

  • ClientStiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf
  • StatusCompetition Winner 2013
  • Area 10.0 ha

Masterplanning