in terms of urban planning, the design articulates a visible pathway from the urban space via the cathedral square to the main portal. this path is visualised by means of marginal interventions in the form of surface and material structures: the cathedral square features sandstone concrete paving, while the interior of the cathedral is paved with natural stone slabs of the same colour.
by raising the floor in the nave, the cathedral’s interior is connected to the space outside without a level change. the extensive carpet is fine-tuned to the colourfulness of the apse windows, thus connecting the nave with the altar area.
Address: Domplatz 1, 7000 Eisenstadt
Client: Dom- und Stadtpfarre zum Heiligen Martin
Project management : Andreas Lichtblau, Susanna Wagner
Collaboration: Christiane Mück, Pascale Neuens
Ranking: first prize
floor area: cathedral 744 m², sacristy 285 m²
built-up area: cathedral 1.067 m², sacristy 316 m²
cubage: 24.000 m³