TZW Zentrum für Technologie und Design

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Location
St. Pölten, Austria
Year
2014

The Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten will accommodate two functions: the training workshops of WIFI Lower Austria and the New Design University, St. Pölten.

The central idea of the project is to bring together these two main functions in one building.

For one thing, this keeps valuable development areas free for other uses, and for another, it creates an opportunity for interdisciplinary communication between different users.

A common lobby connects all uses, floors, and public spaces such as break and presentation areas including circulation routes so as to create one central communication area. The lobby directly opens onto a newly created plaza which connects the new building with the existing WIFI main building in the shortest possible way. Embodying “technological function clad in design”, as the Jury Report says, the exterior design of the technology center makes the building‘s interior visible to, and from, the surrounding urban space.

General Planning
ARGE AllesWirdGut + FCP

Client
Gebäudeerrichtungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH St. Pölten

Competition
10.2011 - 1st Prize

Opening
10.2014

GBA
14.130 m²

Team
Johannes Windbichler, Amir Aman, Ana Pia Ranz, Andràs Nagy, Cassandra Guimaraes, Christian Zotz, David Kovarik, Isabel Espinoza Tratter, Isabelle Misamer, Johann Wittenberger, Martin Brandt, Ondrej Stehlik, Zuzana Tomanova

Consutants
Structural Engineering: FCP - Fritsch, Chiari & Partners ZT GmbH
Building Services: ALTHERM Engineering GmbH
Electrical Engineering: Kubik Project Ges.m.b.H.
Structural physics / fire protection: DI Röhrer

Photographs
AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa

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