The Blumenhalle, the new multi-purpose center of St. Veit/Glan, is located in a peripheral area with no particular urban quality. The building, a simple and compact volume, stands out against the anonymous context for its colorful facades, rising above a continuous band broken by entrances and openings. Its coating is made from panels specifically made for outdoor use in a local factory. Colors are applied in vertical stripes with 3 variations of red and some touches of cobalt blue that acts as a contrast color on the warm colored background. Inside the building, however, the space is neutral and serene; white and gray furnishing contrasts starkly with the exuberance of external facades. From the large glazed foyer you do perceive random fragments of the surrounding cityscape: cars, people, buildings, trees. Not still frames, but a kind of continuous viewing, almost like a movie. The indoor hall, which can accommodate up to 1,000 spectators, is defined by slightly sloping walls and closed by several hanging bands, in order to make the acoustics of the space effective and flexible. The room, in fact, was designed as a space suitable for many purposes: music festivals, concerts, events, exhibitions, fairs and shows. The space in front of the Blumenhalle is a public square featured by the alternating rhythm of concrete slabs and green strips, interrupted by the presence of long prefabricated benches hiding, under the seat, the artificial lighting. The intense color of the volume refers, more or less, directly to the elegant ceramic tiles coating of the mosques in the Middle East.
|面积||2 011 平方米|
|摄影||Ferdinand Neumüller, Elizabeth Handl|