Raiffeisen Finance Centre Burgenland | Architect: PICHLER & TRAUPMANN ARCHITEKTEN ZT GmbH | © Lisa Rastl

Raiffeisen Finance Centre

Project: Raiffeisen Finance Centre Burgenland | Austria
Façade technic: FOB.PS face/of/buildings planningstimakovits, Oberpullendorf | Austria
Year of Construction: 2006 -2010
Construction: Riveted
Product: ALUCOBOND® Gold Metallic

The design of the Raiffeisen Finance Centre responds to the restrictions imposed by the building regulations as well as to the schedule of accommodation for the different floors, and develops an encasing figure that encloses all the activities of the bank in a continuous form. The continuity of the envelope conveys identity to both staff and customers; while the building’s volumetric shaping ensures it a striking role in the appearance of the town. It is made of ALUCOBOND® whose colour might awaken associations with coins.

To the east and the west the façade is perforated by narrow window openings at calculated positions. The windows are arranged in a specially developed layout. This layout allows unfamiliar views outside, but also offers the staff an almost intimate work atmosphere and provides protection against glare for those working at computers. The interior is formulated as a regulated system of reference on various levels of meaning: Firstly, in terms of spaces and materials it forms a single entity with the building’s external form. The material used for the external shell provides the starting point for the concept of materials used in the interior. Like the façade, the window reveals and the fan coils are cladded with ALUCOBOND®.

Week 20

The Connor Group Headquarters

In a Moody Nolan website statement, the [Connor Group] new corporate headquarters’ iconic design is described as a double-loaded office bar wrapping around itself and uncoiling. The building’s “outer public skin” is clad in folded and triangulated sections of aluminum composite material (ACM) and strip windows. “The triangulations allow the building to twist and lean as momentum and movement build and pull around the perimeter to the high point.”

Week 19


At the edge of the town of Schöningen and its open-cast lignite mine lies the site of a remarkable, world-famous Stone-Age find: the Schöningen Spears – the oldest complete hunting weapons ever found. It is now also the location of a new and emblematic research and experience centre that is visible from far around.