Architecture

State Gallery of Lower Austria by Marte Marte Architekten

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The State Gallery of Lower Austria build by Marte Marte Architekten is located in the historic centre of Krems.

The building is created by a stack of square floor plates, rotated around two concrete cores twisting to face both de Danube River and the town centre.

Photo by Landesgalerie Niederösterreich

The cladding is made of zinc shingles found on each side of the structure. The facade is covered in around 7,000 rhombus-shaped zinc tiles. As you move around, the building appears to shift and warp towards you.

“The structure, more sculpture than building, eludes the viewers’ appreciation, constantly altering its expression and shape” said Marte Marte Architecten.

Photo by Landesgalerie Niederösterreich
Photo by Landesgalerie Niederösterreich
Photo by Landesgalerie Niederösterreich

“The two concrete towers form the vertical constant of the building, a point of reference and an aid to orientation,” said the architecture firm.

The museum is located between the Kunsthalle Krems, hosted in a former tobacco factory, and the Caricature Museum, designed by Austrian architect Gustav Peichl.

Photo by Landesgalerie Niederösterreich