Project of the month . June 2019

Lower Austrian Gallery

On 25 May 2019 a new museum, the Lower Austrian gallery was opened. The new gallery becomes the centre of the art district in Krems ranging from the exhibition buildings Kunsthalle Krems, Karikaturmuseum Krems and Forum Frohner from Minoritenplatz in Stein over Museumsplatz up to the Dominikanerkirche in Krems.

The new gallery with its 3,000 m² of exhibition area comprises the art collection of the province of Lower Austria with approx. 60,000 objects on four levels and is connected with the Kunsthalle Krems via the presentation area on the basement floor. The outer panelling by means of zinc rhombuses guarantees an additional remarkable setting of the building. The otherwise windowless cladding is only opened in the attic by a viewing platform.

VCE was assigned with the services of technical and financial control. The project was handled considering BVergG 2006 (Austrian public procurement law), the project was awarded to individual trades.


Client . Government of Lower Austria
Architect . Marte.Marte Architekten
Service . Technical and financial control

VIDEO . Lower Austrian gallery