Technical Information

  • awarding authority City of Graz Kunsthaus Graz AG, Griesgasse 11, A-8020 Graz
  • financing Bund, Land, Stadt
  • lessor Bank Austria Leasing GmbH, Opernring 21, A-1040 Vienna
  • project management Kunsthaus Graz AG/Hochbauamt Stadt Graz (Ernst Pogöschnik, Andreas Blass, Josef Spindler)
  • project supervision Hans Lechner GmbH, Wien (Hans Lechner, Sabine Liebenau)
  • user Landesmuseum Joanneum GmbH, Raubergasse 10, A-8010 Graz
  • artistic director Peter Pakesch until 09/2015, Barbara Steiner since 06/2016
  • competition design Peter Cook, Colin Fournier with Niels Jonkhans, Mathis Osterhag, Marcos Cruz, Nicola Haines, Karim Hamza, Anja Leonhäuser, Jamie Norden
  • design, overall management ARGE Kunsthaus
  • designers spacelab cook/fournier (Peter Cook, Colin Fournier)
  • partner architect Architektur Consult, Graz (Peyker, Domenig, Eisenköck)
  • structural engineering Bollinger und Grohmann, Frankfurt/M
  • team of architects Dietmar Ott (project manager), Niels Jonkhans (design architect), Gernot Stangl, Sigrid Brell-Cokcan (3D-engineering), Gerhard Eder (technical coordination), Werner Riedl (construction supervisor),
  • architects Johanna Digruber, Daniela Fritz, Herbert Hazmuka, Hans Kaponig, Eduard Kölbl, Peter Löcker, Florian Lohberger, Ernst Plank, Herwig Stern, Bernd Priesching, Christian Probst,
  • administration Cornelia Dohr, Susanne Dohr, Michaela Possanner, BIX 
  • electronic display skin Realities:United, Berlin
  • technical services HL-Technik, TB Pickl, TB Köstenbauer und Sixl, light Kress und Adams, Cologne
  • fire consultant Gerhard Düh, Vienna, building physics Dr. Pfeiler GmbH, Graz, soil mechanics Reinhard Pötscher, Graz
  • surveying Vermessung Rinner
  • traffic concept Kaufmann-Kriebernegg, Graz, museology Bogner Cultural Consulting, Vienna
  • building research Markus Zechner, Graz
  • construction coordination Robert Gobli
  • competition April 2000
  • start of construction July 12, 2001
  • laying of the cornerstone February 28, 2002
  • completion September 27, 2003 (opening event)
  • net area 11,100 m2
  • exhibition area 2,500 m2 (incl. 250 m2 event space, 280 m2 Camera Austria exhibition)
  • gross floor area 13,100 m2 (incl. underground car park),
  • underground parking spaces 146 passenger cars (user: Kastner und Öhler), number of acrylic panels on the outside 1068, size up to 2m x 3m, 20mm thick, each individually three-dimensionally warped, held by about 6,000 single simply supported hold points
  • number of acrylic panels on the inside 185 (size up to 2m x 3m, 8mm thick, each individually three-dimensionally warped, held by about 1,500 single simply supported hold points
  • number of nozzles 16 (one nozzle should provide for smoke evacuation in case of fire, one offers a view of the hallmark of Graz, the clock tower, 14 nozzles provide for daylight and artificial light sources on the upper exhibition space)
  • weight of the bubble 3.9 million kg, thereof 225,000 kg steel structure.

Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9200


Opening Hours

Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm

Guided Tours
Please visit our calendar.
Guided tours on advance notice

Mon-Thurs 9am-12pm
Fri, Sat 9am-2am
Sun 9am - 8pm
T: +43-316/714 957


10th April 2023
1st May 2023
29th May 2023

21st February 2023
24th/25th December 2023