Landesgalerie Niederoesterreich / State Gallery of Lower Austria: Der Museumsneubau der Marte.Marte Architekten am Tor zur Wachau / The New Museum Building by Marte.Marte Architects at the Gate to the Wachau by Landesgalerie Niederoesterreich
Like a dancing cube shimmering in titanium, the new State Gallery of Lower Austria is placed between the picturesque inner cities of Krems and Stein, and links these with the surrounding natural and river landscape. The spherical curvature and the strongly outward-projecting external walls presented a challenge: titanium shingles and glass panes were individually produced, having been calculated in 3D. Inside, light-flooded areas alternate with daylight-free levels that can be used as required. The project is a strong illustration of the capabilities of the Vorarlberg architectural practice of Marte.Marte. The book documents these Figura Serpentina in numbers, data, and facts - supplemented by statements, drawings for publication, and generous picture galleries, in this way conveying a comprehensive understanding of the new State Gallery.