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Posts tagged as 'Zechner & Zechner'

Headquarters for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH, photo: Helmut Pierer

Headquarters for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH, photo: Helmut Pierer

The aim of the concept was to find an outstanding architectural object for the corporate headquarters, which was to provide optimal working and communication conditions for the approx. 1,600 employees from various different ÖBB companies. The 88m high office tower acts as a landmark for the new district south of the new main train station. An S-shaped curve of the building and the recess at the site‘s northern border opens the structure to the forecourt. The dynamically curved main form and the smooth rounded surface are reminiscent of modern high-speed trains. (text by Zechner & Zechner)

 

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Control Tower at Vienna’s Schwechat Airport, the mebrane is illuminated by night; Zechner & Zechner Architects, Vienna; Photo © Zechner & Zechner

Most children have at one time or another spent time with their parents or grandparents in the panorama restaurant of an airport and have watched in fascination as the planes take off and land — moments in which we, too, take off in our imaginations in order to land again later and have terra firma beneath our feet once more. (by Susanne Fritz)

 

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