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MQ Libelle

The MQ Libelle touches down

In spring 2020, the most beautiful cultural terrace in Vienna opens on the roof of the Leopold Museum. With free entry, MQ Libelle offers a view over the centre of the city to the Vienna mountains. Visitors are right above, yet right in the middle of the lively events taking place at the largest cultural complex in Europe. Named after its dragonfly shape, the space was designed by the architects Laurids and Manfred Ortner, who realised the MuseumsQuartier site in its current form at the end of the 1990s. MQ Dragonfly represents the creation of a new space for art and cultural projects over the rooftops of Vienna. Two of Austria's most important artists have designed the central elements of the terrace and building. Eva Schlegel has designed MQ Libelle's glass wall, while Brigitte Kowanz has created the iconic lighting fixtures on the terrace.

builder: MuseumsQuartier E+B GesmbH, Direktor Dr. Christian Strasser, MBA

architecture: Ortner & Ortner BAUKUNST
art installations: Brigitte Kowanz (lighting fixtures), Eva Schlegl (glass front)

contractor: Bauunternehmung GRANIT Graz
planer, ÖBA: FCP
conveyor technique: Kogler Aufzugbau GmbH
plumber and heating installer: Ledermüller Installationen GmbH
electrical engineering: Brüder Gros
ventilation engineering: APLEONA HSG Facility Management
project coordination: BRANDSTETTER Projektsteuerung.Stadtentwicklung GmbH
accompanying control: WERKSTATT WIEN Spiegelfeld ZT GmbH

We would like to express our special thanks to:

The Republic of Austria, represented by Federal Minister Mag. Alexander Schallenberg

The City of Vienna, represented by mayor Dr. Michael Ludwig

Leopold Museum, represented by Dr. Helmut Moser, Direktorin Mag. Gabriele Langer, Direktor Mag. Hans-Peter Wipplinger

MuseumsQuartier Errichtungs- und BetriebsgesmbH, represented by chairman of the board Mag. Nikolaus Gretzmacher, MBA

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