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welios| science-center
european competition|2008

a bundle of energy – the „Welios“® I OÖ Science-Center Wels  with the theme of “renewable energy” highlights the efforts of the city of wels to position itself as a city of energy.

Welios® is a science museum that makes it possible to experience physical phenomena in interactive arrangements. architecturally it is also an experimental landscape, an open and dynamic spatial conception of ramps, sloping walls and flowing lines.

the science center presents itself as a spectacular large sculpture, a monument and landmark that gives the


location at the periphery of the historical city center the urbanist quality it otherwise lacks. the science center is the urban hub in the transitional area between the city center and the fair grounds / amusement park. the construction is characterized by the guiding idea of “energy”, which

gives the building its form. a massive body with a hard shell is opened up and shaped by the energy inside it. the resultant recesses allow glimpses into the interior of the museum and serve to light the thematic spaces.





rosenauerstraße 7

a-4600 wels


commissioner and client:

oö science center wels errichtungs-gmbh

stadtplatz 1

4600 wels





start of construction:

march 2010


construction finished:

february 2011


area of use:

6.181,95 m²