Cultural Pilot Projects, St. Pölten 2024

Fri 24.05.2024, 13:30-17:30
Building with large glass windows and wooden façade, with a tree in front of it

Schenker Salvi Weber Architektur, KinderKunst- Labor, 2024
© Photograph: Isabella-Anja Khom

The capital of Lower Austria developed an ambitious programme for its bid to become the Capital of Culture and designed to yield long-term benefits. While St. Pölten was not awarded the title of Capital of Culture, the flagship projects are still being implemented.

The KinderKunstLabor provides the city with a contemporary exhibition centre and an architectural bridge between the old town and the government district. The Promenadenring will be transformed/restored, from a traffic zone into a green recreational space. The Art Nouveau building of the former synagogue has been renovated and will play a lively role in the cultural life of the city in future. The Tangente festival centre in the Löwinnenhof* is a collaboratively designed meeting place and workshop for art, architecture and urbanism.

With: BUrb (Biennale Urbana); Manuel Hammel, urban planning, St. Pölten; Mona Jas, Head of KinderKunstLabor; Martha Keil, Synagogue Director; Carolin Riedelsberger, Project manager, KinderKunstLabor; Michael Salvi, Schenker Salvi Weber Architektur

Moderated by Maria Welzig, Az W