text project list
description museum extension, open competition, entry
category Public
location Linz, Austria
built area 8.250 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos


Dorr - Schober & Partner ZT-GmbH (structural engineers)

InPlan Ingenieure GmbH (m/e engineers)


Torsten Bessel

client Landesmuseum Oberösterreich, Linz
design year 2006
completion year

The Castle as an Acropolis: The Linz Castle, an object over the city, becomes a visual and structural component of a new cultural system that incorporates the Lentos Museum and the Ars Electronica.

A public platform with urban galleries: The scheme proposes a platform over the existing buttress wall, a transparent public building linking the two interior courtyards. A belvedere with magnificent, unobstructed views. Between permanence and transition, a structural system made of stone and wood.

Interior courtyards: The courtyards are conceived as differentiated, multi-functional, public nexuses. The large courtyard being hermetically enclosed with the museum entrance as its focal point. The small courtyard partly open, partly enclosed, anticipates to become the ‘meeting’ place with breathtaking views.

A space structure: The structure preceded and defined the spatial organization. The repetition of the structural frame, delineates the main hall of the museum, grand and public in character. Prefabricated concrete fins resonate and accentuate the tectonic form.

Exhibition enclosures: The new building volume becomes a subtle juxtaposition to the sequential monotony of the Castle. Nevertheless, it achieves unity and association to the old, in terms of programmatic function and users’ orientation. A fluid space without corridors unfolds as an interplay of differences: closeness to distance, smoothness to articulation, transparency and continuity to darkness and enclosure. The museum designed as a generous performance space and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies caters for the diverse needs of its varied publics.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece