SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006

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description museum extension, open competition, entry
category public
location Linz, Austria
built area 8.250 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos

consultants

Dorr - Schober & Partner ZT-GmbH (structural engineers), InPlan Ingenieure GmbH (m/e engineers)

renderings

Torsten Bessel

client Landesmuseum Oberösterreich, Linz
design year 2006

The Castle as an Acropolis: The Linz Castle, an object over the city, becomes a visual and structural component of a new cultural system that incorporates the Lentos Museum and the Ars Electronica.

A public platform with urban galleries: The scheme proposes a platform over the existing buttress wall, a transparent public building linking the two interior courtyards. A belvedere with magnificent, unobstructed views. Between permanence and transition, a structural system made of stone and wood.

Interior courtyards: The courtyards are conceived as differentiated, multi-functional, public nexuses. The large courtyard being hermetically enclosed with the museum entrance as its focal point. The small courtyard partly open, partly enclosed, anticipates to become the ‘meeting’ place with breathtaking views.

A space structure: The structure preceded and defined the spatial organization. The repetition of the structural frame, delineates the main hall of the museum, grand and public in character. Prefabricated concrete fins resonate and accentuate the tectonic form.

Exhibition enclosures: The new building volume becomes a subtle juxtaposition to the sequential monotony of the Castle. Nevertheless, it achieves unity and association to the old, in terms of programmatic function and users’ orientation. A fluid space without corridors unfolds as an interplay of differences: closeness to distance, smoothness to articulation, transparency and continuity to darkness and enclosure. The museum designed as a generous performance space and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies caters for the diverse needs of its varied publics.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2017 residential Ljubljana Slovenia
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 public Nicosia Cyprus
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 residential Patras Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 public Athens Greece
HOUSE B 2014 residential Crete Greece
HOUSE L 2016 residential, research Antiparos Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 commercial, residential, hospitality Motovun Croatia
AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece