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Festival and Convention Centre

Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten

The Bregenz Festspielhaus is both a theatre and a conference centre, hosting events artistic and otherwise. The original 1979 complex was upgraded at two later stages. In 1994 Helmut Dietrich and Much Untertrifaller designed a long light raised prism slicing through the building from north to south which houses the administrative offices. The architects decided to leave the large laboratory space undefined, a “void” in which to house art, theatre and other projects. The next stage was 2005-2006 when a second - this time suspended - prism of comparable size was built between the theatre and the amphitheatre over the lake. The new space is envisaged as one long foyer which juts above the main entrance where it gives spaces to a conference room and commands the square through a full glass façade.The two prism buildings stand at right angles and divide up the theatre complex into three...

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