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The LENTOS Architecture

With a clear, logical building of the first quality, created by the Zurich architects Weber & Hofer, Linz gained a new art museum of international rank in 2003, which is excellently positioned in the urban environment.

The appearance of the building featuring glass and fair-faced concrete is oriented to the best possible presentation of art.
The upper floor with its strong daylight orientation houses eleven rooms covering 1600 m² for the permanent collection and a large special exhibition room of roughly 800 m², along with an art cabinet and a reading room.

Through the 60 m long, open air vestibule that appears cut out of the building, visitors enter on the ground floor to reach the foyer, cash desk and shop area, the auditorium that seats 250, and the hall for museum education. On the west side of the ground floor there is a cafe-restaurant with an attractive panorama terrace. The expansive basement houses two more exhibition rooms, the library, the depots, workshops, storage rooms and a study hall for graphic arts. 

Architectural guided group tours

We offer guided group tours focused on the LENTOS’s architecture. You will learn interesting things about the LENTOS’s location, special features of the building, the thinking of the architects Weber and Hofer and about flood protection.

Duration 1 hour, € 65.00 plus admission fees

School groups (free admission)
Duration 1 hour, € 3 per pupil 

Duration 1 hour, € 45.00 plus admission at concessionary rates

People with a special interest in architecture
Duration 90 min., € 100.00 plus admission fee

Booking: Teleservice Center of the City of Linz T+43 732 7070


Bild: Cover KatalogArchitectural directory for the LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
Ed. by the architects Jürg Weber and Josef Hofer
Verlag Hatje Cantz, 111 pges, coloured images and construction plans of the museum, in German, EUR 17,50
ISBN 3-7757-1519-3, 17 x 22 cm

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