EQUITONE; helping to create an architectural fusion between impressive mountainous setting and neighbouring historical building


EQUITONE [natura] fibre cement facade material has created an architectural fusion on The Festival Hall in Erl, Austria.


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Incorporating the sites impressive mountainous setting and neighbouring historical building, EQUITONE facade allowed the creation of complex, geometric forms, which enabled the architects, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, to create an angular design that remained sympathetic with the topological landscape and complemented the existing Passionsspielhaus historic white coloured building on site.

 

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Text description provided by the architects; Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The geometry of the Festival Hall developed from the topographical conditions, placing it in an adequate relationship with the existing Passionsspielhaus. The building’s form and positioning both relate to the impressive landscape setting defined by the rock formations in the back, and to the dynamic presence of its neighbouring historical counterpart. This existing building and the new one are oriented towards one another. They complement and elevate their respective architectural articulation of the reference to the landscape by interacting visually with one another. The new building increases existing qualities of the natural and architectural environment. Aside from the geometry, colour also enhances the duality between old and new.

The configuration of the Festival Hall resembles a tectonic stratification. Its crevices and faults lying in between indicate the way into the building’s interior. At night-time the incisions and folds in the distinctive facade allow insight into the radiant foyer.

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EQUITONE materials are available in a range of through colours and offer an extensive palette of subtle and inspiring colours in a variety of textures and finishes and offer a fire classification A2-s1, d0.

EQUITONE materials provide architects with the ability to bring inspirational designs to life with a life expectancy of at least 50 years.

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