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Funder Werk 3 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Industrial culture can only come about when existing economic and functional practical constraints are successfully transformed into multidimensional design.

The Funder Werk factory building, a paper coating factory, is functionally determined by the process of production. It was to be metamorphosed into “expressive architecture.” The design concept was based on the idea of dismantling the production hall into sculpturally shaped elements. During the design process, the power station with its chimneys, the media bridge, the flying roof, the office and laboratory areas, and the entrances emerged as differentiated, interconnected architectural elements that endow the complex as a whole with an unmistakable head and body. The playful sculptural evocation of the power station with the “dancing chimneys,” the media bridge as a connection between energy and production, the free design of the flying roof as “wings,” the shaped canopies of the entrances, and the corner of the laboratory and office areas dissolved in glass towards the south, all stand out against the hall, which has been consciously kept white and simple.

Image Courtesy © Gerald Zugmann

Image Courtesy © Gerald Zugmann

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Funder Werk 3
  • Location: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Client: Funder Industries, St. Veit/Glan, Österreich
  • Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
  • Project Architect: Markus Pillhofer
  • Landscape Architect: J.B. Koppandy, Graz, Austria
  • General Planner: Achammer & Tritthart, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Site Area: 150,000 m²
  • Total Floor Area: 6,450 m²
  • Design: 1987-1988
  • Construction: 1988-1989

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Absam Primary School in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber

All moved in! The extension of the primary school in the Tyrolean municipality of Absam was completed in September 2016. After one-and-a-half years of construction, kids are now frolicking around in the two-story kindergarten. The first sport classes are already taking place in the triple gymnasium, and sweet sounds are floating down from the new music school under the roof of the historic primary school building.

There wasn’t much space for the new building in the 7000-person community of Absam, the “village of the Olympians” in the Hall-Wattens region, just 20 minutes by car from Innsbruck. So the architects Schenker Salvi Weber – the only ones among the 20 competition participants – decided to situate the sports hall underground and, for structural reasons, build the two-story kindergarten atop in a lightweight wood frame construction.

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber
  • Project: Absam Primary School
  • Location: Absam, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client:
    • Municipality of Absam
    • Immobilien GesmbH & Co KG
  • Team: Bettina Doser, Sophie Gerg, Teresa de Miguel, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Barbara Roller, Tiago Santana, Michael Salvi, Andres Schenker, Verena Theil, Tina Tobisch, Katalin Tóth, Rowena Ullrich, Thomas Weber
  • Commission type: EU-wide invited competition, general planning
  • Energy efficiency: Passive house standard
  • Structural engineer: wood construction. Merz Kley Partner
  • Structural engineer: reinforced concrete / geotechnics. ZSZ Ingenieure ZT GesmbH
  • Building physics: IBO – Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building
  • Construction management and costs: Die Bauleiter
  • Building technology: Moser + Partner Ingenieurbüro

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Tax Consultancy Office in Vienna, Austria by Söhne & Partner architects

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Söhne & Partner architects

Often, the most exciting thing to see when entering a tax consultancy office it the latest edition of a law book. For one renowned tax consultancy office these days are over: it transforms its reception into a welcoming, comfortable lobby.

While planning the reconstruction of the entire office space, the redesign of the reception and the meeting rooms was announced in a small architectural competition. We were able to convince the jury of our unusual design, which so far has been particularly popular with high-class hotels. Now we are able to implement our ideas of an unconventional tax consultancy design in the look of a feel-good hotel lobby.

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

 

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WDR crossmedia house in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The crossmedia house (built in the 1970is) of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR is located in the historical center of Cologne at the Tunisstrasse. We reduced and arranged the building mass due to a new urban evaluation. The restructuring is based on 637 permanent loft working spaces, arranged around open green atrium. The concept supports everywhere nature light and different zones (working, communication, relaxing) in a high flexible structure.

Image Courtesy © HOLODECK architects isochrom

Image Courtesy © HOLODECK architects isochrom

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: WDR crossmedia house
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: HOLODECK architects isochrom
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Adam Myczkowski, Isabel Gares Sala, Hannes Zergoi, Marcel Schwab
  • Client: Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR, Cologne
  • Size: 21000 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Headquarter SVA in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The headquarter of the main association of the Austrian Social Insurance Fund is located in the third district, at Erdbergstrasse. The Wittgensteinhaus, the Rochusmarkt and the Grete Jostpark are important cultural buildings and urban areas arranged during site construction in 70s. In this high-quality context, we carefully place a spatial composition of the landscape park and building cubature. The vertical slice is proportionally supplemented by a horizontal slab and integrated the existing landscape park spatially and functionally. The inviting ground floor zone reaches the users and visitors over the extensive open space with shade-spreading trees or over the entrance along the Kundmanngasse. The naturally exposed hall provides a clear orientation and access to the areas.

Image Courtesy © isochrom

Image Courtesy © isochrom

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects (Tomasz Padlo)
  • Project: Headquarter SVA
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: isochrom
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Johannes Müller, Jana Chlupova, Vidosava Petrovic, Marcel Schwab
  • Client: Austrian Social Insurance Fund, Vienna
  • Size: 19100 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Krieau.viertel zwei plus in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The concept of urban development is based on the landscape of open spaces with trees (historical Prater landscape) and the building units positioned in it. The sequence of built-up and undeveloped space is the result of the rhythm of several parameters including: spatial edges, rough-determining distances, orientation and interspaces. Due to the bridge connections in airy heights, eye-to-eye connections are maintained and a diversified movement with different room coverings along the lively ground floor zone is given. Places, meadows, landscapes accompany the residents, users and visitors on the fast way through or during a leisurely walk through the district of Zwei Plus. The difference between open spaces and differently equipped places takes place in addition to the adjacent buildings and the surroundings. Use: car parking, green campus with offices, dormitories and residential studios.

Image Courtesy © on3studio

Image Courtesy © on3studio

 

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Krieau.viertel zwei plus
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Visualization: on3studio
  • Client: IC ProjektentwicklungsgmbH
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Hannes Zergoi, Janine Jakubik, Laura Llinares, Adam Myczkowski, Giacomo Zanin
  • Size: 44000 m2
  • Year: 2014

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Headquarter Post AG in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The new headquarters of the Austrian Post AG is embedded in the urban context by inclusion of surrounding buildings, urban street connections and local conditions. Additionally, the building is structurally complemented by the public space and the courtyards. Different roof top gardens on the 6th floor and several terraces on some floors offer the employees inspiration and recovery. The integration in the urban context is guided by the intention to take in consideration the surrounding existing buildings’ typologies, the street connections with the 3rd Viennese district as well as several local data. The construction body takes shape in relation with the surrounding building blocks with inner courts, the existing telecom building, the neighbouring apartment house AMS, low rise buildings and the Grete-Jost-Park.

Image Courtesy © Isochrom

Image Courtesy © Isochrom

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Headquarter Post AG
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Visualization: Isochrom
  • Client: Austrian Mail Courier Post AG
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Hannes Zergoi, Peter Hundt, Michal Bugan, Chloe Priou, Karolina Wolny
  • Size: 48000 m2
  • Year: 2012-2013

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Omicron-the body in Klaus, Austria by eichinger offices

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Article source: eichinger offices

A meeting place for programmers at Omicron in Klaus, Austria. We designed it to experience space in a three dimensional way between body & cloud. It is located in an office building designed by Dietrich, Untertrifaller architects.

Image Courtesy © eichinger offices

Image Courtesy © eichinger offices

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Urban Reflections in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The rooftop extension containing multi-level apartments is divided into private and public areas based on the concept of green filter areas, roof folding an views. Starting out from the gridlines of the existing windows the roof shape shifts according to the inner functions and the urban context.

Image Courtesy © Pasteiner

Image Courtesy © Pasteiner

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Urban Reflections
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Pasteiner
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Sven Klöcker, Jan Chladil, Stephan Goos, Sebastian Uhl, Stefan Förg, Alexej Kolyschkow
  • Client: A. Muzicant, Vienna, Austria
  • Size: gross area 1.400 m2, building area 1.022 m2
  • Year: 2005 – 2012
  • Private competition: 1st prize

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Roof transformations in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

Light spaces, implementations, functional elements, green areas forming retreats are the design parameters that have been defined by analysis and are being rotated to form the structural frame for the development of the roof transformation. The two story duplexes afford views, private retreats sheltered by planted zones acting as filters and collective stopover spaces with terraces and views into the city.

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Thaler

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Thaler

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Roof transformations
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Wolfgang Thaler
  • Client: IMMOWERT Immobilieninvest GmbH, Vienna
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Marc Wohlschak, Christian Rottensteiner, Laura
  • Size: gross area 670 m2
  • Year: 2009-2012

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