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.

Musiktheater LinzThe 1100-seat opera hall.
© City of Linz
Musiktheater LinzView of the lateral reverberation volume of the opera hall.
© City of Linz
Musiktheater LinzKress & Adams lightening is integrated in the opera hall ceiling
with diffuse shimmer and deep glow when reflected in artificial light.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Musiktheater LinzSteam-heated acacia wood on the walls and ceiling for this auditorium
designed as a compact theatre gallery with interior connecting stairs.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Musiktheater LinzThe auditorium provides perfect acoustics and an excellent view
of the stage from each of its seats.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Musiktheater LinzNeoclassical overtones of the vertical facade
facing the park and coming from the railway station.
© Terry Pawson Architects
Information Sheet


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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