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Kiefer Technic Showroom

Modern Austrian Building design by Giselbrecht + Partner Architects

8 Jun 2008

Kiefer Technic Bad Gleichenberg

Dynamic facade
Date built: 2007
Architect: Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH

Photos © Paul Ott

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Showroom in Bad Gleichenberg

In earlier times, façades were characterised by window arrangements and axes. They often featured surface relief with architectural elements from the relevant period or style. The structure of the façade also determined the ground plan; the greater the number of window axes in a room, the more important the function of the user.

Not long ago office buildings had a clear structure and the number of axes was predetermined – e.g. how many for a director or high-ranking counsellor and how many for a mere civil servant.

With the introduction of window strips, these hierarchies were abandoned. Today it is possible that the complete exterior façade is transparent, and this very transparency indicates a modern character. At the same time, individual requirements escalate and need to be reconciled with the desire for comfort.

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For this reason Giselbrecht + Partner Architects have been working for some time with dynamic façades that can be adapted individually to changing conditions and needs. Of course they can also be controlled by optimising programs if users are not present in the rooms behind. Thus it is possible to realise these new transparent façades and yet still maintain a cosy atmosphere in the rooms in this Bad Gleichenberg building.

These façades change continuously; each day, each hour shows a new “face” – the façade is turning into a dynamic sculpture.

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Arch. DI Ernst Giselbrecht
(Translation: Susanne Baumann-Cox / Y´Plus)

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Kiefer Technic Bad Gleichenberg – Building Information

Addresse: 8344 Bad Gleichenberg, Steiermark

Bauherr: Harald Kiefer Metallbau GmbH

Architekt: Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH

Mitarbeiter: DI Peter Fürnschuss

Fachplaner: Haustechnik: Planungsbüro Greile, 9330 Althofen
Ausführungsstatik: CMB GmbH, 8330 Feldbach

Ausführende Firmen: Generalunternehmer: Mandlbauer GmbH, 8344 Bad Gleichenb.
Fassadenbau: Kiefer Metallbau GmbH, 8344 Bad Gleichenberg

Planung: Herbst 2005 – Sommer 2006
Baubeginn: Frühjahr 2006
Fertigstellung: Sommer 2007

Bautechnische Daten: Nettogeschoßfläche: 420 m²
Bruttogeschoßfläche: 545 m²
Umbauter Raum: 4.270 m³

Baubeschreibung: Bürogebäude samt Ausstellungsflächen zur Produktpräsentation
Rohbau: Ziegelmassivwände; Stahlbetondecken; entlang der Fassade betonverfüllte Stahlsäulen
Fassaden: Alu-Pfosten-Riegel-Fassade mit vorgelagerten Putzstegen bzw. WDVS-Fassade, weiss geputzt
Sonnenschutz: Alu-Lochblech-Klappläden, elektrisch betrieben

Veröffentlichungen: · Details, No. 09, Mai 2008

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Besondere Anerkennung „Austrian Architecture Award“ 2008

Dedicated choreography for new Kiefer technic façades, video clip: Kiefer Technic

Location: Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, central Europe

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