ZU GAST bei ernst krenek

Exhibition Design
Salon Krenek, Krems an der Donau, Niederösterreich

Client: Ernst Krenek Institut Privatstiftung

Graphic: Larissa Cerny

Curation: Mag. Clemens Zoidl, Mag. Alethea Neubauer, Mag. NadiaRapp-Wimberger

Media Planning: cat-x exhibitions Prix

Acoustics: Raumecho; Thomas Mayer

Year: 2021


Gerhard Abel, Dawit Kassaw, Fit Phuong


A Man, A Century...

We succeeded in uniting the concepts of exhibition space, concert hall, creative center and open space for encounters.

At the beginning of the design process we asked ourselves: How can we tell the story of a whole lifetime by using mostly graphics? But we didn't only turn towards pie-charts and pictograms.
Our motto: Moving on from text to graphics!


The foundation of our exhibition concept is made up of staves along which Ernst Krenek's life unfolds: interactive graphic boards are arranged as notes on these 5-line displays.

An information design that invites you to dive in.

A life is told along staves

To provide the versatile use of the space, we created mobile exhibition displays that can be easily moved.

The most important invisible design element: seamless acoustics!

This enables fantastic spatial and listening experiences.


Ernst Krenek (1900-1991) is one of the most important and multifaceted composers of the 20th century. He was not only an outstanding musician and thinker, but an equally great pedagogue.