Pfarre Korneuburg - Lower Austria

The existing vestry, together with the new building for the priest and acolyte vestry, and the easily recognisable addition to the parish hall form an ensemble, which encloses a newly created square. The square can be used in a variety of ways, and the connecting bridge separates it from the public space. As a result the original entrance door of the church again becomes the main entrance. By pulling the new vestry away from the volume of the existing church this is left untouched; the architecturally important exterior of the church remains unchanged. A “glass joint” sensitively links the connecting bridge to the church through an existing opening and without damaging the historic surround. Through the transparency of the bridge – especially in the connecting element to the church – the historical appearance remains largely unaffected.
Transparent, flowing transitions create a continuous space from the parish hall, across the parish square, to the neighbouring public space. Paths and ramps integrate the existing church gardens into the overall concept.


Pfarre Korneuburg
2100 Korneuburg, Kirchenplatz 1

Invited competition 2011; 2nd place

R. K. Pfarre Korneuburg

Staff members Geiswinkler & Geiswinkler
Sigrid Krendl, Roland Radda

Geiswinkler & Geiswinkler

Net. Floor Area
430 m²