Architecture

Entrance Area Museum Lower Austria

Location: St Pölten
AT Client: NÖ Verwaltungszentrum Verwertungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Area Gros: 800m²
Building Costs: n.s.
Assignment: Invited Competition 2007

The pavilion is an extension to an introvert museum which lacks a public interface with the large plaza facing it.
The slim glass pavilion provides a direct access to the underground garage and introduces the functions of a restaurant and a museum’s retail.

By docking the new pavilion to the existing structure through one central connection path while keeping a setback of 5 meters, two intimate outdoor courtyards are thus created.
The sweeping roof of the extension marks the main entrance and leads to the least animated part of the plaza.