SOLID Architecture designed this open air stage near the town of Maria Lankowitz in Austria.
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Open Air Stage Piberstein by SOLID Architecture
Opencast coal mining near Maria Lankowitz left a natural arena which is nowadays used for the open-air leisure park Piberstein. For this arena, there was constructed a concert stage, hence establishing a new way of making use of the entire area.
Optically and functionally, the 3-dimensional building structure merges with its surrounding, by presenting a multiplicity of different views and connecting terrain and stage towards the swimming lake by means of a stand.
The stage rests on a prefabricated concrete basement housing, apart from a covered access area for the artists, also cloakrooms, rooms for sanitary facilities, showerrooms, a first-aid-room, a room for technical facilities and storage rooms. The stage proper is situated above these ancillary rooms. Two lateral stage towers, with one of them closed and the other one in an opened-up structure, open up the stage towards the natural arena, by being diagonally arranged. At the backside, a stand connects the stage level with the open-air terrain.
The closed stage tower is encased with untreated larch timber plates. The rooms for light and sound design accommodated therein may be opened up towards the stage by means of large sliding walls, whereas the press lounge in the upper floor is oriented towards the lake. There is given access to the basement floor through a staircase.
The stage is covered by a large floating timber roof imitating the outline of the terrain. The structure is supported by gluelam trusses, and light and sound design may be arranged at the bottom side of the roof structure.
The open-air concert stage was projected as a multi-functional building structure in the middle of the already existing leisure park area. Its double-sided orientation, stage- arena and stand – lake, makes it possible to use it not only for merely concert functions but rather also as a venue for many other events like sport events, open-air discos, picture and sound recordings, light shows, etc. In this way, there is guaranteed an enlargement of the entire range of utilization possibilities of the area.
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Photography © Christine Esslbauer