SALZBURGER FESTIVAL HOUSES
Renovation and expansion of the festival houses
The passageway in the Hofstall tract is the central access to the festival halls and forms the starting point for the view behind the curtain. The courtyard now serves as an open space for staff and guests and presents the diversity of the house. The opening of the courtyard creates a passage that connects all areas and elements. This passage has a great significance and offers different spatial situations, bridges and diverse visual relationships. It is the everyday backdrop for life in this building.
The passage is a central oasis for those who work in the depths of the theater and the Mönchsberg. Terraces and open spaces on all levels emphasize the new building's focus on light. Employees have access to open space and fresh air on all levels, providing a new quality of living in the building. Vertical openings provide views from the entrance to the cliffs of Mönchsberg Mountain, showing the dramatic way the building is embedded in the topography.
The new building is designed for light, which sets it apart from the existing portion. It provides areas that face the light and air, in contrast to the darker stage and cavern areas. Direct access to the outdoors on all working levels provides a strong link between open spaces and working areas, creating a completely new working atmosphere. Short breaks and meetings can take place outdoors.
Renovation and extension of the festival halls, restricted competition, recognition
Awarded by: Salzburg Festival Fund