Passive Office Building Austria, Krems Architecture, Photo, Design, Image
Passive Office Building Krems
Architectural Development in Lower Austria – design by AllesWirdGut
17 May 2011
Passive Office Krems
Design: AllesWirdGut + feld72 + FCP
NHK – Landesamtsgebäude Niederösterreich
Offcial Building of Lower Austria
Austria’s Largest Passive Office Building..
..is situated, as of now, in the small-scale old town of Krems, Lower Austria
How this is possible and can produce special qualities is shown by the result of the international architectural competition for the Niederösterreichhaus (“House of Lower Austria”) in Krems: Already in 2005, the project collaborative of AllesWirdGut, feld72, and FCP came out winning in the design competition; on May 13, 2011, the building was officially inaugurated.
The Niederösterreichhaus Krems (NHK) sets a new standard in ecological office building: Already during construction more than 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions were saved through the use of Eco-Cement. With the building in operation, CO¬2 emissions will be reduced by 100 tons per year, which is as much as is produced by the heating of 25 single-family homes per year!
The NHK, however, offers sustainable solutions not only with regard to construction and building services engineering:
Easily reachable by public transportation, the public office building is situated in an as yet little frequented part of downtown Krems, where it may provide new urban impulses.
By integrating in the small-scale zoning structure of the location, it becomes a new ‘part of town’ in several respects: alleys, pedestrian overpasses, passageways, inner courtyards, roof gardens produce an urban ambience as is typical of Krems, like in the Old Town, creating a varied everyday environment for users.
Several public offices are concentrated in one location, which will facilitate both authority contacts for citizens and communication among people working at different offices.
The architectural articulation of the building does not showcase the Passive House standard, which is an matter of course in contemporary architecture, but instead is focused on providing a building that fits its surroundings and purpose.
Krems Office Building images / information from AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
Location: Krems, Upper Austria
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