A short walk around the buildings of the Lower Austrian Economic Chamber in St. Pölten.
von f1nn Österreich > Ostösterreich > Sankt Pölten
|Bus 1, 5 or 8 (stop at Schwaighof) or Bus 7 (stop at Landsbergerstraße)|
|There's plenty of parking space around the cache area.|
N48° 11.059 E15° 37.275
The so-called "Schwaighof" is the oldest building in the whole neighborhood. Built in the 12th century, it was remodeled in the 1600s by St. Pölten's famous baroque architect Jakob Prandtauer. At the end of the 20th century it was acquired by the Economic Chamber and turned it into a venue for conferences and corporate events.
Look at the building. How many figure groups made of stone (depicting humans or animals) can you see on top of pillars? => A
Before continuing on your journey, have a short look at the center of the roundabout. The monument by Dutch sculptor Hein Mader symbolizes war and reconstruction.
N48° 11.213 E15° 37.272
Old is followed by new: You are now in front of the headquarters of the Lower Austrian Economic Chamber. Built in the years 2003-2005 by architect Rüdiger Lainer, the unusual office complex features a striking red facade with randomly placed orange balconies, and irregularly arranged windows seemingly floating on top of it. Also the inside is worth seeing.
Look at the building. How many of the windows on the top floor have the narrow part to their left? => B
N48° 11.230 E15° 37.147
This concrete building featuring expressive blocks and pillars was built in the 60s by the famous Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer. It houses the 'WIFI', an institution for (adult) education run by the Economic Chamber, as well as a special school for tourism. Behind you there once was the so-called 'WIFI Tower', which provided accomodation for pupils and course attendants. This 18-storey building was the vertical counterpart to the flat structure of the WIFI. It was a fine example of post-war modernist architecture, and also a significant landmark in the southern district of St. Pölten. In recent times however there was little demand for its tiny and old-fashioned rooms, and modifications to the concrete structure would have been very expensive. Therefore the building was torn down around the turn of centuries.
How many female persons can't wait to enter the old building? Take their number => C.
N48° 11.246 E15° 37.157
Now enter the inner courtyard of the new building behind you, the "centre of technology and design". Its special character is mostly defined by its distinctive columns; a skin of glass provides for maximal transparency, while concrete as the primary structural costruction material responds to the neighboring WIFI building. It was opened in 2014 using the slogan "Meister meets Master" - a pun on the fact that it houses both the New Design University, a private university offering bachelor an master degree programs in the fields of technology and design, as well as some workshops for WIFI's skilled trade classes.
Look around. How many huge concrete copies of the letter "V" surround you? Take their number => D.
Next to the entrance, there is a green information board. How many black SEMI-circles can you see on one side of this board? Take their number => E.
The Cache is a film canister. You can find it at the following coordinates:
nnn = A*B + C*D - A - D
eee = B + C + E
Please re-hide the cache at the same spot from where you have retrieved it, moving it a few meters inwards. Have fun!
|N 48° 11.059'
E 015° 37.275'
|Station 1 - Das Alte|
|N 48° 11.213'
E 015° 37.272'
|Station 2 - Das Neue|
|N 48° 11.230'
E 015° 37.147'
|Station 3 - Der verlorene Turm|
|N 48° 11.246'
E 015° 37.157'
|Station 4 - Meister meets Master|
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Logeinträge für Meister meets Master
11. Juni 2016 following hat eine Bemerkung geschrieben
Auf einer anderen Website gibt es noch einen weiteren Rechenweg für Berechnung von B, für den Fall dass die Fenster nicht erkennbar sind: rotes Wort auf grüner Tafel am Spielplatz finden; B = Buchstabensumme (a=1) zweiter Wortteil minus Buchstabensumme des ersten Wortteils minus Buchstabenanzahl der allgemeinen Bezeichnung des Tiers.
28. Juli 2009 Johny299 hat den Geocache gefunden
Eine schöne Runde mit eindeutigen Stages und auch die Dose war schnell gefunden. Vor allem der neu renovierte Schwaighof ist eine nähere Betrachung wert. TFTC