Zentrum für Kultur und Forschung

The building ensemble of the Culture Center includes the state archive, state library, literature house, adult education center, eventhall, multipurpose foyer and hospitality plots. Sensitive positioned in the park-like landscape, the overall composition surges into the steep Wulkalände opposite a sweepingly inclining railway embankment. The introduction of a generous new public space, integrating the derelict area between the cultural and research ensemble and the education facilities, as well as, the preservation of the existing sculptural elements of the exposed-concrete event hall and the remaining northern building, prove themselves as elevating for vivid activities on the restructured site.

The urban and architectural concept includes the preservation of this sculptural identity and the introduction of a new public square for multitude of users, a spatial layout orientating its accessibility on its positioning to the new middle school, what is more, a direct link to the renewed train station, as well as the reintegration of the preserved structures in the overall vivid, spatial arrangement. The listed sculptural, concrete structure lies opposite the flexible and partible event hall and state archive, a in the landscape precisely embedded contemporarily interpretated and exposed-concrete kubus. 

The two structural bodies, evolved from two distinctive architectural times - the Brutalism period and Contemporary period - are interlinked with a foyer, a spatial and functional joint made of steel and glass. The exitsting building has been designed by the Architect H.Graf during the brutalism period and exists partly under heritage protection.

Existing  Building Parts Architect H. Graf - Brutalism Period (protected by preservation orders - preservation, restructuring and reconstruction ), New Structures, Public Square and Outdoor Facilities.

2016-2021, 7210 Mattersburg.

EU-wide, 2-stage general planning competition.

cultural center. state archive. state library. literature house. new middle school. hospitality plots.
General planning. GFA 5.300 sqm.

further information

cultural center, event hall, state archives, state library, literature house, primary school, gastronomy, public space

LIB Landes Immobilien Burgenland

Design - HOLODECK architects
Project team - Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Marc Werner, Lars Oberländer, Iva Olujic, Marc Busquets, Johannes Müller, Alexander Garber, Richard Szilvassy, Mija Mikuz

TWPL, BPH, BS – kppk, Vienna
Renderings – isochrom, Vienna
TGA – kwi, Vienna
Akustik – dr.pfeiler, Graz

Scope of work:
HOA/A, §3 (1)-(8)

5.300 m2

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