Facts and Figures

  • 8.600 m² functional area
  • 4 performance halls: a large concert hall, an organ and chamber music hall, a hall for computer and amplified music, and a studio for drama and dance productions
  • Nearly 100 studios and lecture halls
  • 10 studios for drama, dance and elementary music education
  • Offices and ancillary rooms
  • 800 m² library
  • Passive house construction
  • Total cost: 49.5 million Euros


December 2006The University Council decides on the construction of a new university building on the site of the
former Hagen Castle.
July 2008Invitation to tender for the EU-wide, single-stage architectural competition
December 2008The design of the architectural team Matthias Seyfert, Dietmar Moser and Susanne Seyfert from Linz
(Architekturbuero 1 ZT GmbH) emerges as the winner of the tender
April 2010The Upper Austrian federal government and the Upper Austrian federal parliament decide on the
construction and financing of the new building
February 2011The building permit is granted
May 2011Groundbreaking ceremony
June 2011Start of excavation
November 2012Leveling ceremony
End of 2012Completion of shell
June 2014Start of lamella installation
December 2014Completion of floor laying and painting work as well as interior finishing of the concert halls
May 2014Completion of the exterior design
Summer 2015Overall completion, gradual occupation and trial operation
Autumn 2015Full commissioning
November 2015Official opening
February 2016Installation of the organ