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bank headquarters

Linz, Austria

Our competition project for a company headquarter tries to free the building form from urban planning directions and thus to interpret the transition from the closed block structure to heterogeneous development in the form of solitary buildings. With no front or back, the rounded shape mediates between the different directions and path connections in the immediate vicinity. The positioning of the cylinders in relation to each other forms intermediate areas that open the building to the outside and ensure perspectives and the incidence of light.

In analogy to expanding circles of water drops, connections to the existing buildings develop from the new center in the sense of a campus.

The façade elements each consist of a fixed pane and a closed “energy panel” with PV elements, which can be opened for ventilation purposes. The façade profiling created by the scaling emphasizes the curves and creates a lively play of reflections.


competition: 2018