Pfaffenberg Project

Photo credits © Odile Decq


An outdoor theater, the renovation of the Zottmann villa into a Roman archaeological museum, a museum pavilion, a belvedere overlooking the Danube: four architectural events at the service of an exceptional site, a place of history and memory. 

Pfaffenberg: Here, history has always encountered geological eruptions and fractures, ideological confrontations between thought systems. 
Privileged place of the Roman invasion, the Ottoman push, the fractures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire… the site is entirely a capacitor of identities. Here « hic saxa loquuntur » (here speak the stones), here the balances of the landscape result from the accumulation of the imbalances of history.
Here the architecture to come must still make its voice heard.
Pfaffenberg, Austria
International Competition