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Fri 26.2.

Headquarters for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

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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