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LocationLinz, Austria
Coordinates48°18′37″N 14°17′33″E / 48.31028°N 14.29250°E / 48.31028; 14.29250Coordinates: 48°18′37″N 14°17′33″E / 48.31028°N 14.29250°E / 48.31028; 14.29250
TypeFestival and congress centre
Opened23 March 1974 (1974-03-23)
ArchitectHeikki and Kaija Siren
Brucknerhaus website
Brucknerhaus in the light of the evening sun

The Brucknerhaus (German pronunciation: [ˈbʁʊknɐˌhaʊs] (listen)) is a festival and congress centre in Linz, Austria named after the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. The building was designed by Finnish architects Heikki and Kaija Siren.[1] Its construction took place from 1969 to 1973. It opened on 23 March 1974.

It holds about 200 performances per year, with about 180,000 of total audience.[2] It is home to the Ars Electronica festival and Brucknerfest. In conjunction with the Austrian broadcasting company Österreichischer Rundfunk, it also organizes the Linzer Klangwolke, an annual musical event.

Brucknerhaus has three main halls:[3][4]

  • Large or Brucknersaal (named after Anton Bruckner): 1,420 seats, standing room for 150
  • Middle or Stiftersaal (named after Adalbert Stifter): 352 seats, standing room for 40
  • Small or Keplersaal (named after Johannes Kepler): 100–150 seats


  1. ^ "Heikki Siren". Museum of Finnish Architecture. Retrieved 3 July 2014.
  2. ^ About Brucknerhaus Archived February 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Brucknerhaus halls Archived February 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ The Brucknerhaus, Linz Archived 2009-02-21 at the Wayback Machine (in German)

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