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General information

  • Location address
    Diferent locations: Vienna, Hartberg, Spielberg, Schladming and Bad Radkersburg
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane


The pavilion, by architects Kada Design and Bettina Zepp, is designed as a double-skin membrane facade. The exterior facade surface consists of green translucent POLYPLAN Candy material from SATTLER PRO-TEX, the global coated technical textile supplier based in Austria. Parts of the pavilion include printing with the Styria logo. The second membrane layer is used as a projection surface on the inside. It turns white in the space between it and the outer facade to enable the desired effects of the backlighting. Besides allowing amazing effects in transmitted light, the POLYPLAN Candy fabric was chosen because of its anti-wicking properties, fungicide treatment and for being highly UV resistant as well as flame retardant.

Alexander Kada and Astrid Kury, designers and curators for the “Showing Styria” mobile pavilion, explain that as a traveling branch of the Universalmuseum Joanneum, the pavilion “redefines the format of provincial exhibitions. Covering the various regions of the province, using a large-format panorama of films and moving images, it shows Styria as a province of art, which manifests itself as an essential component in all areas of life.”

The 800m² pavilion houses a 50m panorama screen that features projected large-format images of Styria, creating a unique spatial experience through the generation of images through light.

“It’s a very modern and dynamic approach to design and mediation that takes new ways of seeing into account and goes far beyond conservative, static museum presentations,” says Günther Gradnig, managing director of SATTLER PRO-TEX.

Material: Outer membrane: POLYPLAN Candy Art. 684, Inner membrane: POLYPLAN Tent Opaque Art. 787

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Type (code)
    Sattler POLYPLAN Tent Opaque Art. 787

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
  • Form single element
    Flat appearance

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible and mobile

Involved companies