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Redesign of the Roman Quarry disposed Opera Festivals / AllesWirdGut Architektur

  • 01:00 - 6 January, 2010
Redesign of the Roman Quarry disposed Opera Festivals / AllesWirdGut Architektur
Redesign of the Roman Quarry disposed Opera Festivals / AllesWirdGut Architektur, © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    St. Margarethen, Austria
  • Collaborators

    Ecki Csallner, Elmir Smajic, Ferdinand Kersten, Maria Magina, Mareike Kuchenbecker, Martin Brandt, Michael Sohm
  • Client

    Fürst Esterházy Familienprivatstiftung
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From the architect. A show in the Roman quarry doubtless is a unique experience for every visitor, whether it is the classical-music lover enjoying a performance of the opera festival or a local watching the annual passion play with his friends as amateur actors.

site plan
site plan

The playing and singing under the open sky on a gentle summer night, far away from the noise of the street is an experience that even the average visitor who is not too much into opera and passion plays will find overwhelming.

© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

Until now, though, it has only been the stage itself that has benefited from the ambiance of the location, unique in Austria, whereas the path used by visitors to get from the parking lot to their seats in the auditorium and back always was an unatmospheric, merely functional access way.

© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

The basic idea of the design is to extend the ambiance of the magnificent rock-face scenery to all parts of the theatrical arena so as to make it a more palpable and visual enveloping experience.

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entrance building section 02
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Natali Mejia Ibarra · April 06, 2012

Quiero que mi proyecto sea tan paja como este *Vale la pena soñar*

RGoldschmidt · January 08, 2010

Amazing project, frankly I was left speechless. And I hope to have good acoustics, and on the tangible and visible project impressed me very much. Xenia hope to get there;). And frankly I'm sorry you among us and also was "great lovers of art" that Mr Jonjon and Leogar

xenia · January 07, 2010


S. DE MOLINA · January 07, 2010

Quite interesting. Congratulations. The "arduous" context helps the project, or is the project itself?

Delia · January 07, 2010

Expensive!Pretty nice!

Matt · January 07, 2010

Commendable idea, really, but I'm not altogether satisfied with the overall execution - especially the ramp. It all seems a bit too superficially "dropped" into the landscape.

Tee · January 06, 2010

If someone is interested in more Information,
see this film:

Jonjon · January 07, 2010 04:36 AM

if that is you in the pic……than that what i'm interested in!

yar · January 06, 2010

Entry and circulation sequences are a real strength. I would like to see images or drawings that convey the use of the stone from the quarry either in the interior spaces or as a transition from site material to building material.

toast · January 06, 2010

works really well in the landscape. bravo

up_today_arch · January 06, 2010

Best opera site I ever saw... And best acoustics I think:)

Tee · January 06, 2010

Wow, looks great on the pictures!
And it looks great when you are there too.
I just now saw it the first time being shown in daylight!

Balkan · January 06, 2010

Congrats it really seems like it belongs to the site:)The nature as itself is amazing too!:)


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