description: multifunctional hall / municipality of the city of graz / world
cultural heritage / restoration / technical upgrading / revitalization, // space
sharing aspects: hybrid multifunctional use for ceremonies / concerts,
conferences / exhibitions
location: Burggarten, Graz, Austria client: Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung/federal state of Styria, represented by Landesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH architecture: Grabner ZT KEG / SPLITTERWERK project-team: Mark Blaschitz, Hannes Freiszmuth, Johann Grabner, Edith Hemmrich, Bernhard Kargl, Marcoemilio Perugini, Josef Roschitz, Maik Rost structural consultant: Johann Wolfesberger energy consultant: Peter Kautsch photos: Paul Ott
site area: 1.214 sqm built-up area: 355 sqm costs: 710.000 € start of planning: 2002 start of construction: 2004 completion: 2005 construction: Eder Bau GmbH, Safner Objekttischlerei GmbH, Bscheider GmbH, Franz Steyer GesmbH, Glas Zemann GesmbH, Kern Metalltechnik GesmbH, Kocher KG, Lieb Bau Weiz
The classicist building in the midst
of the palace gardens in Graz, built in the years 1842/43, originally served as
a winter storage area for tropical plants. As historical documents show, the
Orangerie d’Or, supplemented by temporarily erected tents, was also used for
festivities and dancing as early as the 19th century.
Based on the desired use of the main room as a representative ceremonial room for banquets, dinners and concerts, the two side wings were designed as an entrance hall and a catering zone, and the historical supply corridor as a storage room for chairs and tables, subsidiary to the ceremonial room. The walls, floor and ceiling in the ceremonial room were painted in golden tones of different reflective qualities. The aim was to make the edges of the room disappear by means of ornamental designs and mirror effects. This creates an optical expansion of the long room and a special frame for the unique view of the Burggarten.
VerfasserIn: Sarah Behrens // Bilder & Text: SPLITTERWERK