Roof terrace on the Leopold Museum in the MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
© Ortner & Ortner Baukunst

A dragonfly lands in the MQ

The new viewing terrace in the MuseumsQuartier (MQ) affords one of the most beautiful views of Vienna city center. Designed by Laurids Ortner in the shape of a dragonfly, it is also an architectural highlight. The Austrian artist Eva Schlegel designed the glass façade, which is supplemented by light installations in the shape of a ring by Brigitte Kowanz.

The MQ Libelle can be accessed free of charge and is intended to be an open place for everyone, just like the MQ. A small kiosk sells refreshments. After the official opening on April 21, there will be numerous public events from April 24-26, 2020: the artistic work on the façade and on the roof of the Leopold Museum continues with the light and sound installation "Am Anfang war der Schatten" ("In the beginning was the shadow") by Alex Kasses. Alex Kasses shows another work in the MQ Artbox with the interactive installation "Libelle flirr" ("Dragonfly whirring") in the shape of the dragonfly.

There's something to see here

In the many passages of the MQ, there are already eight micro-museums; the ninth museum was created in the passage by the elevator to the Libelle. The passage is doubled in height by a reflective ceiling according to an artistic concept by Christopher Meier, in which display cases and changing installations can be seen.

The Leopold Museum offers special guided tours of the exhibitions on April 25 and 26, each of which ends at the MQ Libelle (registration required). Another tip is the exhibition "Approximation by Bilderbuch" (February 28 to August 20) in frei_raum Q21. The exhibition is an approximation of the hit Austrian band Bilderbuch and its music. Numerous objects were created in cooperation with artists, from photographs to stage sets, from album covers to objects.

Humorous detail on the side: the MQ furniture, the popular outdoor furniture in the courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier, is being given the green color tone "Libelle" (dragonfly) this year.

MQ Libelle

Opening: April 21, 2020
Daily from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm
Winter break from November 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        6 parking spaces within the MuseumsQuartier complex
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair service in the MQ-Point by the main entrance: daily 10 am – 7 pm free rental (form of ID left as a deposit). Inductive audio systems in the auditoriums (Hall E + G).
      Seeing-eye dogs by prior arrangement with the respective cultural institutions.

    • Comments

      Access to all MuseumsQuartier institutions: no steps. All public elevators are suitable for wheelchairs.

       

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Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1 , 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 4 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 89 cm wide and 210 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Main entrance, access to all exhibition rooms and restaurant/café: no steps.

      4 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities in the MuseumsQuartier area.

      6 free parking spaces for visitors with special needs on the premises (access: Burggasse / Volkstheater) with proper identification and 4 parking spaces for visitors with special needs in the parking garage (basement level 2 next to elevator, access: main entrance Museumsplatz).

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