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Westphalian Museum for Archeology, Herne/Germany

construction exhibition

For years, the Westphalian Museum for Archeology was housed in buildings that were too small and required redevelopment. Therefore, the regional authority ‘Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe’ (LWL), decided to construct a new building in Herne, within the scope of the International Construction Exhibition.

In December 1997, the architect office ‘Busse, Klapp, Brüning’ in Essen won the architect´s competition. The original budget of 25,0 m € was later extended to approx. 28,1 m €, because of a qualitative extension of services. The whole project aimed at a structural improvement of the Ruhr area.

The project requires a sophisticated cost control. In consideraton of high architectural demands, the budget for the structure was limited to 22,0 m €, equalling specific building costs of approx. 470 €/m³ gross volume (cost type 200-700, according to DIN 276).

The exhibition could be inaugurated in due time, on the 27th of March 2003. The fixed budget was maintained, which was mainly a result of extensive saving measures, proposed by the project controllers.

at a glance


Association for civil planning Westfalen-Lipppe


v. Busse, Klapp,
Brüning, Essen



Gross surface area

approx. 7.600 m²

Gross volume

approx. 46.000 m³


approx. 28,2 Mio. € gross


1998 to 2002


Co-ordination of planning participants
Cost management
Cost planning
Organisation management
Process control
Project control
Proofs for use of capital
Schedule controlling
Schedule planning
Supplementary management

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