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BUILDING
 
 
Kultur Kongress Zentrum - Landesgalerie Burgenland
Eisenstadt Culture Congress Centre
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DESIGNER
 
 
Pichler & Traupmann
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DESCRIPTION
 
Urban planning
Pichler & Traupmann Eisenstadt  Culture Congress CentreThis project is conceived so that externally it looks like a single entity. This is achieved by wrapping a perforated envelope around large parts of the extension and the existing building. Although this design approach strongly emphasizes the compactness of the building complex, clear references to the urban context are also made.

The major part of the volume is concentrated at the immediate point of connection to the existing building and then steps down to the small-scale structure to the south-east of the planning area.

Pichler & Traupmann Eisenstadt  Culture Congress CentreStepping the building in height helps to provide sufficient light and air for this area of the city, while the mass of the building responds more to the larger scale of the Osterwiese. The new significance of this area as the eastern forecourt of the Festival Building is both articulated and upgraded in urban planning terms. By cladding it with a continuous transparent screen the building at this point no longer seems like a “rear”. It is even conceivable that projections could be shown here, which would give the Osterwiese the function of an open-air auditorium, a summer outdoor cinema or similar.

Whatever the case, it is planned to create a good connection between the new extension and Schubertplatz (and consequently to the pedestrian zone). Building a front stairs over the transformer station (on the Osterwiese site) is intended as the town council’s contribution to improving urban circulation. Here an efficient symbiosis is achieved between an overall upgrading in urban planning terms and providing a good connection to the Cultural Centre for visitors who park their cars on the Osterwiese.

The attractiveness of this route is further heightened by the fact that, along almost its entire length, pedestrians have a view inside the Landesgalerie (where the nature of exhibits makes this possible).

On the side facing onto Schubertplatz a U-shaped, courtyard-like area cut out of the two uppermost floors of the building responds to the way the neighbouring buildings are grouped in clusters around courtyard-shaped, indented open spaces. These indentations, transformed in scale, are encountered again in the foyer in the layout of the cloakrooms, the ticket desks and the bookshop, and on the upper floor in the area of the new bar and the adjoining seminar rooms.

On the lower floors the new continuous glass front of vertical louvers forms the main façade onto Schubertplatz, where the public character of the building is clearly expressed. The public square flows inside the building, making it a part of public space, while for viewers from outside the foyer is revealed as a place of social interaction.

A new bridge developed out of this façade uses the existing spatial and structural linking points. In contrast to the existing bridge the new element widens like a funnel towards the foyer on the upper floor.

Below this bridge, analogous to the existing fabric, the new main entrance is conceived in the form of a covered area.
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BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
 
Builder
ALPINE Bau
 
Zweigniederlassung Burgenland
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Austria [Österreich]
State
Bürgenland
District
Eisenstadt-Umgebung
Town
Eisenstadt
Address
Franz-Schubert-Platz 6
 
 
Telephone
+43.2682.719.1030
Fax
+43.2682.719.1013
Website
E-mail
eisenstadt@bgld-kulturzentren.at
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Congress and conference centre
Cultural centres and community centres
Operations on existing buildings
Extension, superelevation
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Pedestrian areas, promenades
Other architectural structures
Walkways, staircases and connecting elements
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2009     progetto vincitore di concorso
Realisation
2010 - 2012
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Matthias Boeckl, "Falten, hüllen, fließen / Folding, encasing, flowing", Architektur Aktuell 394-395 [Infrastructure], januar-februar/january-february 2013, "Projects" pp. 84-95
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CLIENT
 
 
BELIG Beteiligungs- und Liegenschafts GmbH
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 3,296.24
floor sq.m. 9,534.41
built-up sq.m. 2,992.35
Volume
m³ 57,997.77
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STRUCTURES
 
 
DI Harald WEISS
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STAFF
 
Project leader
Barbara Aull
Design team
Neda Afazel, Fábio Miguel Cunha, Christoph Degendorfer, Mario Gasser, Relana Hense, Samuel Kegele, Rasa Navasaityte, Sandy Panek, Isabella Penthor, Jürgen Schneeberger, Andreas Schuchnigg, Milan Suchánek, Wolfgang Windt, Thomas Wolf
Systems
DIE HAUSTECHNIKER Technisches Büro GmbH
Lighting design
Vedder Lichtmanagement, Munich
Physical engineering
DI Walter Prause, Wien
Geotechnical engineering
3P Geotechnik ZT GmbH, Vienna
Water engineering
IBW Ingenieurbüro Walcher GmbH, Eisenstadt
Transport planning
Ingenieurbüro DI Christian Grubits, Eisenstadt
Facades consultant
MDE Metal Design Engineering GmbH, Vöcklabruck
Specialist consultant
Küchensystem Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, Vienna (kitchen)
Specifications
Architekt Mag. Johann Schandl ZT-GesmbH, Eisenstadt
Construction supervision
Woschitz Engineering ZT GmbH, Eisenstadt
Vasko + Partner Ingenieure, Vienna
Fire safety
Norbert Rabl Ziviltechniker GmbH, Graz
Safety coordination
DI Helmut Jobst und DI Markus Jobst Ges.b.R., Eisenstadt
Quantity surveyor
DI Markus WEINER
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Roland Halbe
Drawings © Pichler & Traupmann Architekten
Text edited by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten
Courtesy by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten

Pichler & Traupmann Eisenstadt  Culture Congress Centre



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