Project: Raiffeisen Finance Centre Burgenland | Austria
Architect: PICHLER & TRAUPMANN ARCHITEKTEN ZT GmbH | Austria
Façade technic: FOB.PS face/of/buildings planningstimakovits, Oberpullendorf | Austria
Year of Construction: 2006 -2010
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®.