Landestheater Linz

The state of Upper Austria has a new venue for the cultural scene, which participates into the urban development quality for the City of Linz.

Information Sheet

New Build Landestheater Linz

Location Linz, Austria.

Project Cost 150 million €.

Time Frame Winning competition entry: April 2006. Design services Kahle Acoustics: 2008-2009. Construction: 2009-2011. Opening: April 2013.

Owner State of Upper Austria.

Architect(s) Terry Pawson, Terry Pawson Architects, London

Theatre Planner(s) Theatre Projects Consultants (TPC), London

Seat Count A 1 100-seat opera house, 300-seat chamber music hall, 250-seat theatre, rehearsal rooms, offices and workshops. Total area 22 000 m².

Uses Landestheater Oberösterreich (Regional Opera), Bruckner Orchestra Linz.

Services Collaboration with architect and theatre planner on concept. Comprehensive acoustic consulting services (design phases only).

Team Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager, Thomas Wulfrank, Kahle Acoustics.

1/6Landestheater LinzThe 1100-seat opera hall. Photo © City of Linz
2/6Landestheater LinzView of the lateral reverberation volume of the opera hall. Photo © City of Linz
3/6Landestheater LinzKress & Adams lightening is integrated in the opera hall ceiling with diffuse shimmer and deep glow when reflected in artificial light. Photo © Terry Pawson Architects
4/6Landestheater LinzSteam-heated acacia wood on the walls and ceiling for this auditorium designed as a compact theatre gallery with interior connecting stairs. Photo © Terry Pawson Architects
5/6Landestheater LinzThe auditorium provides perfect acoustics and an excellent view of the stage from each of its seats. Photo © Terry Pawson Architects
6/6Landestheater LinzNeoclassical overtones of the vertical facade facing the park and coming from the railway station. Photo © Terry Pawson Architects