Musiktheater Linz

The state of Upper Austria has a new venue for the cultural scene, which participates into the urban development quality for the City of Linz.

Rendering of the 1100-seat main auditorium of the opera house.
© Terry Pawson Architects
View of the lateral reverberation volume.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Side view of the original design of the main auditorium.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Plan indicating the lateral reverberation volume,
with line of vertical acoustic reflectors.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Orchestral rehearsal room for the Bruckner Orchestra.
Also serves for performances of chamber music.
© Terry Pawson Architects
View of the foyer towards the park.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Competition model of the winning project.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Night view of the entrance façade facing the park,
coming from the Linz railway station.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Day view of the entrance façade facing the park,
coming from the Linz railway station.
© Terry Pawson Architects
The 1100-seat opera hall.
© City of Linz
View of the lateral reverberation volume of the opera hall.
© City of Linz
Kress & Adams lightening is integrated in the opera hall ceiling
with diffuse shimmer and deep glow when reflected in artificial light.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Steam-heated acacia wood on the walls and ceiling for this auditorium
designed as a compact theatre gallery with interior connecting stairs.
© Terry Pawson Architects
The auditorium provides perfect acoustics and an excellent view
of the stage from each of its seats.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Neoclassical overtones of the vertical facade
facing the park and coming from the railway station.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Information Sheet

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Location   Linz, Austria.

Project Cost   150 million €.

Time Frame   Winning competition entry in April 2006. Design services Kahle Acoustics 2008-2009. Construction 2009-2011. Opening April 2013.

Owner   State of Upper Austria.

Architect(s)   Terry Pawson, Terry Pawson Architects, London.

Theatre Planner(s)   Theatre Projects Consultants (TPC), London.

Seat Count   A 1 100-seat opera house, 300-seat chamber music hall, 250-seat theatre, rehearsal rooms, offices and workshops. Total area 22 000 m².

Uses   Landestheater Oberösterreich (Regional Opera), Bruckner Orchestra Linz.

Services   Collaboration with architect and theatre planner on concept. Comprehensive acoustic consulting services (design phases only).

Team   Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager, Thomas Wulfrank, Kahle Acoustics.

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