11. November 2002
Textile structures are like a skin which constantly changes. They can be used to dress buildings as well as people, optically enshrouding them almost completely from view, and then revealing them in novel and surprising forms. This is one of the leitmotifs in French star architect Dominique Perrault’s use of stainless steel wire mesh and also one of the core dimensions of his first large-scale project in Austria using this material: the Town Hall Gallery in Innsbruck – a modern administrative centre in the heart of the city with galleries, shops, a congress hotel and restaurants surrounded by extensive gardens.