Architecture and ambience
The perfect setting for artistic productions and enjoyable moments in the middle of the “Fabulous Worlds”: the former tobacco factory impresses with its elegance and lightness. The team of architects under Reinhard Gallister has succeeded in retaining the aesthetics of the original architecture and carefully enriching it with modern elements.
The outstanding characteristic of the Kulturfabrik Hainburg is the spectacular glass terrace overlooking the Danube, which can be reached via a glass panorama lift from the banks of the Danube. The focal point of this area is a covered sun lounge where the restaurant “fenestra” offers delectable moments overlooking the Danube. From here visitors can admire one of the loveliest views over the National Park Donau-Auen and can incidentally – thanks to multimedia installations – learn about life in the National Park.
The glass terrace can be seen from afar and contrasts with the formal architecture of the industrial building – a self-confident sign of optimism for the future.
The rooms are generously dimensioned, functional and beautifully simple. Cast iron columns traverse the former factory floors, reminding one of the delicate supports on the wings of a biplane. Playful details such as the delicately worked capitals of columns stand in contrast to the simplicity of the rooms.
A generously dimensioned square takes this architectural lightness outside and connects to the medieval town of Hainburg. The square is laid out in three terraces and is intended to be above all a venue for exciting events and a centre for meetings in public, rather in the same way as has been successfully implemented with the Museumsquartier in Vienna.