Planned by the renowned architects Riepl&Riepl Architekten from Linz, who have also conducted the award-winning renovation of the castle 25 years ago, the RISC expansion will be located to the north of the castle just next to the existing pond. It will be a two-story building to the east of the pond leaning towards the slope along the parking area with its main entrance from the north. The flat roof of the building will not reach higher than the current street level, so from the parking lot the building will expand downwards. Towards the park and the pond the building will be equipped with a glass facade.
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The upper floor will have a seminar room, project offices and social areas, the lower floor will mainly consist of smaller office units and a visitors office. An extra entrance from the south gives easy access to the building when connecting to or from the castle.
June 27, 2013 (week 26):
Opening ceremony. We have pictures and even a movie from the whole ceremony.
The hillside is freshly secured, construction works may continue.
May 11, 2012 (week 19):
A water pipe under the street (behind the freshly secured concrete layer) bursts. The street collapses and falls into the construction area. Unfortunately, the support lines for water, electricity, gas, telephone, and internet are damaged and we have no internet until May 14.
April 22, 2012 (week 16):
Material from under the street falls down into the construction area. Additional measures to secure the area need to be taken.