Court St. Pölten Extension – Dr Christian Kronaus – Austria Nov18

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Court St. Pölten Extension – Dr Christian Kronaus – Austria

Court St. Pölten Extension - Dr Christian Kronaus – Austria

Court St. Pölten Extension - Dr Christian Kronaus – Austria

Project: Architect Dr Christian Kronaus

Type: Governmental- Law court

Location:  Andreas-Hofer-Strasse, St. Pölten, Austria

Building status: built in 2011

Project cost:  € 8 million

Architects Christian Kronaus and Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, together with the engineering firm Vasko + Partner, won the open competition with their project. The expansion and renovation of the courthouse in St. Pölten includes a newly developed space for office use as well as the design of a representative area in front of the historic building with an underlying garage.

The Façade and its symbiosis of a perforated and a horizontally-lined structure, resolves the discrepancy between the number of stories of the two buildings and regulates the scale of the building structure. Wrapped in TECU-Gold it follows a horizontal ligament structure.