Landhausviertel - Government Quarter in St. Pölten

The Landhaus (Government) Quarter in St. Pölten, Lower Austria, is located on the shores of the river Traisen. 

Landhausviertel St Poelten Austria
Designed by Austrian architect Ernst Hoffmann and built between 1992 and 1997, it serves as the government district and is in an architectural contrast to the old town. The parliament building is shaped like a ship and is therefore known as Landtagsschiff. It is the seat of the Lower Austrian parliament.

Landhausschiff and Klangturm in St PoeltenIt is dominated by the 80 meter high Klangturm (tower of sound)with accessible sound rooms. Besides that, the Klangturm serves as an observation deck, weather camera and transmission mast. After the Cathedral, it is the second highest building in the city and one of the symbols of St. Pölten.

Art in the Government Quarter of St Poelten Austria
Alongside the premises of the State Government, the National Library, the National Museum, a festival theater and the Regional Center of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF are housed in the Landhaus Quarter.

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