The new festival parking garage is the final component in the repositioning of the Tyrolean Festival Erl.
Not far from the famous Passionsspielhaus and the spectacular new Winter Festival Hall, the new parking garage with 550 parking spaces is built. the garage develops a unique character.
Seen from the south it is very carefully embedded in the landscape, from the north, however, it is clearly visible. Here, the garage becomes a stage for the festival guests: When exiting the garage, visitors enter a gallery overlooking the Inn valley.
Only gradually the festival houses come into view. A clean cut 150m long wall creates a clear separation between outer space and car parking area. Optimal orientation is guaranteed by an innovative, cheerful color scheme.
The three-storey structure is the latest addition to the Tyrolean Festival site, which features a 1950s summer theatre and a recently completed winter concert hall.
Previously there were no nearby parking facilities, so Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig was asked to add some without disrupting views across the landscape.
The steeply sloping site allowed the architects to design the building as an extension of the hillside, with a grass roof that visitors can walk over.
"We wanted to create a magic structure but not a typical house," architect Gerhard Dollnig. "Visitors to the Festspiele Erl should have the feeling that the garage is something like the start ramp of the event."
Location: Erl, Austria Architect: Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig Light Designer: Halotech Lichtfabrik Area: 13,000 m2 Year: 2012