This thesis deals with the further development of the building task, cloister in our present day cultural context. The christian monasteries and monastic orders have always played an important part in our history and have shaped the religious, spiritual and economic life over the centuries. In Frauenkirchen, the franciscan monastery is the center of the community around which life in the village unfolds and one of the largest pilgrimage sites in Burgenland. The active friars of the franciscan order look after thousands of pilgrims every year and make a valuable contribution to cultural life in Frauenkirchen through various events that they organize and their spiritual support. The growing area of responsibilities around these new activities, however, is currently overwhelming their spatial capabilities, which is why the reuse and expansion of the existing monastery is necessary. The addition of new functions will create a mixture that allow locals pilgrims and tourists variable usage of the cloister site. The design tries to reconcile the additional spaces with the historical structure and at the same time to create an urban value for the city by redefining the main square.