Cultural Centre Bad Radkersburg

The project is a reactivation of three Renaissance houses in the historic core of the Styrian town Bad Radkersburg. The existing structure has been expanded into a culture, event and seminar centre. The important questions concerning the insertion of a new volume into the historic surroundings were the scale, the texture, and the functional context. The thoroughly-shaped silhouette of the new building reflects the town’s grown roof-scape. All over clad in Corten – a material suitable for a historic site since its patina harmonises with the brickwork of the old roofs– the new building blends into the existing fabric.
The historic inner courtyard was transformed into the central lobby – an atmospheric distributor which sustains the diversity of the venue: Each room can be booked individually and various activities can proceed at the same time or the entire venue can host one big event. The main halls’ design reflects their different configurations: The ground-floor hall Black Box is an introverted space well-equipped for electronic music, theatre and cinema whereas the second floor based White Hall is suited for chamber music and opens towards selected views of the town.

  • nominee for the Mies van der Rohe Prize 2011
  • awarded with the Best Architects Award 10
  • nominee for the Architecture Award by the Styrian Government 2008
  • Client: Stadtgemeinde Bad Radkersburg Kulturzentrum Süd-Ost GmbH
  • Team: Monika Liebmann-Zugschwert, Silvia Gütl, Gabriele Leitner, Julia Lainer, Marion Mischke, Irene Nikolaus, Adolf Rappold
  • Competition: 2003
  • Planning: 2004-2005
  • Start of Construction: April 2007
  • Completion: Mai 2009
  • Net. Floor Area: 3680m²
  • Link to the project’s competitionentry

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