The modern and unusual festival hall was designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, who got their inspiration from the surrounding environment, the topography, the building resembling the existing landscape.
“The building’s form and positioning both relate to the impressive landscape setting defined by the rock formations in the back, and to the dynamic presence of its neighbouring historical counterpart.”
The conceptual idea of topography was implemented on the interior too which correlates with the exterior, creating a relationship between the two. The entrance is composed of a cloakroom and a reception desk which benefit from a wonderful view of the landscape, offered by a large glazed triangularly shaped wall. Visitors are then lead to the auditorium through a staircase, sunken into the hill. The most interesting part of the building is the concert hall, the purpose for which the structure was created. It features a truly futuristic design that looks as if it was inspired by a space shuttle from a science fiction movie. However, the warm colors and tones that were used to decorate it turn it into a very welcoming space, fit for any public activity.
“The transition from the foyer into the concert hall is accompanied by spatial and atmospheric change: dynamism, variability and asymmetry give way to maximum concentration, static calm and orthogonality.”
The architects previously designed the Porsche Autostadt Pavilion in Wolfsburg, Germany, which we previously posted on the website.
Featuring an out of the ordinary design and overall appearance, this building sets new rules in designing cultural centers of all sorts for the modern society that we live in.
total floor area: 8.800 m²floor
area foyer: 1.250 m²
auditorium area: approx. 580 m² (732 seats + 130 temporary seats)
orchestra pit: approx. 160 m²
stage: approx. 450 m²
gross floor area: 10.000 m²
volume: 60.000 m³
site area: 9.700 m²
built-up area: 4.500 m²
building dimensions: 90m x 71m x 22m (longest/highest points, including cantilevers)
photographer: brigida gonzález, stuttgart
project manager: sebastian brunke
project team: philip beckmann, jörg rasmussen, eva schrade, torsten sauer, simon takasaki, anja voglconsultants:
structural engineering: FCP fritsch, chiari & partner ZT GmbH, vienna, austria
building services engineering: zentraplan gmbh, wiener neustadt, austria
acoustics: quiring consultants, aldrans, austria
light planning: haighlight, innsbruck, austria
stage planning: e.f.f.e.c.t.s, technisches büro GmbH, klosterneuburg
stage machinery: PKE electronics AG, innsbruck, austria
building physics: dr.pfeiler gmbh, graz, austria
geotechnics: PGI, GmbH, kufstein
fire prevention: norbert rabl ZT GmbH
BSB: ing. christoph wegscheider, mils
general contractor: STRABAG AG / dir AX, walchsee
planning & construction: KG ing.werner hann, innsbruck
executional planning and representative of the awarding body: MHM architects