MAIR-PAAR BÜRO FÜR ARCHITEKTUR
Christian Hoffelener, Linz (A)
Johannes Pointl, Wien (A)
From the jury minutes: In the centre is the large garden with the arena in the middle. The museum is positioned on the edge but has a striking appearance deriving from two towers, a very high tower for the collections and a light tower above the creative zone.
Minimising the garden area occupied by the museum with a more vertical structure necessitates deep underground construction, multiple vertical circulation elements and functional separation, with the administration moved into the monastery.