A green stone in Felsenau

Project: “Montforthaus” event building, Feldkirch, Austria

Building client: City of Feldkirch, Austria

Architects: HASCHER JEHLE Architektur, Berlin, Germany, with Mitiska Wäger Architekten, Bludenz, Austria

Acoustics design and media technology: Graner + Partner, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

Photographs: David Matthiessen, Stuttgart, Germany

Nemetschek brands involved: NEVARIS, Vectorworks

Pearwood ensures listening pleasure

The Austrian Feldkirch is nestled in the cultural landscape of Felsenau and is home to an event building which was completely rebuilt after its predecessor was torn down. What looks like a cliff fragment made of marble from the Jura Mountains, with its natural stone façade, meets the highest Green Building standards. The inviting, 15-meter-high foyer area appears open and bright with its generously dimensioned glass elements and glass ceiling, and yet this area also meets double the requirements prescribed for heat retention. Moreover, saving or even generating heat and electrical energy was a high priority and “green” materials were used specifically for the construction and extension work.

Pearwood makes the hearts of building acoustics experts skip a beat. The vibration properties of this type of wood in conjunction with its use in movable ceiling modules makes for hall acoustics which are astonishingly ideal for speech as well as music and which can compete with the acoustics in renowned theaters and concert halls.