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Salzburg Convention Centre

The greater Salzburg Convention Centre, including Salzburg Arena, is defined by its piecemeal appearance left behind after successive expansions without a unifying development plan. The central task of this competition is to reorganise the entire complex. The new multifunctional hall has kept the basic west-east orientation used elsewhere. Conceived as a clear main volume with a single height, the optimal positioning of just two columns allows the hall to be subdivided into six identical smaller units. All six units can operate independently and are lit equally from skylights.  A ten metre clear height means the hall can host any event including fairs, conventions and sporting events. The foyer spans the full width of the hall and offers a generous space for a multitude of uses. Spacious central foyers serve to efficiently distribute visitors horizontally or vertically to the meeting rooms upstairs. A transparent façade facing the outdoor areas supports permeability and easy orientation.

Design Team: Andreas Cukrowicz, Anton Nachbaur-Sturm, Martin Ladinger, Christian Schmölz.
Client: Messezentrum Salzburg GmbH
Gross Floor Area approx. 60.000 m²
General contractor competition 2011. First competition phase, first place.