- Location:Wolfurt (AT)
- GBA:27.000 m²
- PS:AT 1–5, 7
NBD – Doppelmayr Headquarters
The landmark silhouette of the new corporate headquarters marks the entrance to the Hohe Brücke business park in Wolfurt, Vorarlberg. Articulated into individual volumes, the complex presents itself, despite its varying building heights and sizes, as a convincing ensemble with a significant presence. With its strong identity and high recognition value, the new building also visually anchors the company at its location in the Rhine valley plain.
Traditionally rooted in Wolfurt, the industry-leading ropeway technology company was always embedded in the village structure of the town’s Rickenbach district. Reinterpreting precisely that urban-design situation in the now location was the guiding idea that informed the new building. Lined up left and right of a central backbone axis, alongside which all community areas are situated, are cubic individual buildings that accommodate different-sized office areas.
This circulation area with its inward, outward, and through-views provides for a spatial experience of high amenity quality and is the distinctive characteristic of the design. The focus is on communication, internal exchange, and cooperation while concentration and undisturbed work still remain possible.
The new building emphasizes qualities like precision, innovation, and advanced technology, which the Vorarlberg-based company stands for; at the same time, the building’s internal organization centers on the needs of the people working here.
Project Stages: 1–5, 7
Client: Doppelmayr Immobilien GmbH
Invited competition: August 2013 – 1st Prize
GBA: 27,000 m²
Team: Dennis Assaf, Magdalena Drach, Philipp Feldbacher, Florian Gottler, Olaf Härtel,
Thomas Hold, Simona Masárová, Alexander Mayer, András Nagy, Simon Höbel, Jörg
Spraider, Kai Sommer, Johannes Windbichler, Ivana Valekova
Services and facilities planning
Building physics: Spektrum GmbH, Dornbirn
Fire protection: K&M Brandschutztechnik GmbH, Lochau
Dynamic thermal simulation: Büro für Technische Physik Christoph Muss, Vienna
Electrical planning engineering: IHM-Elektrotechnik, Hörbranz
Facade and roofing planning: gbd Projects ZT GmbH, Dornbirn
Geotechnics: BGG Consult GmbH, Hohenems
Building services engineering: GM Ingenieure, Dornbirn
Landscaping: Gruber & Haumer, Bürs
Site supervision and construction coordination: BM Michael Hassler, Dornbirn
Project management: ZIMA Holding AG, Dornbirn, M.O.O.CON GmbH, Vienna
Structural engineering: Mader | Flatz ZT GmbH, Götzis
Water and environmental engineering: Ingenieurbüro Landa GmbH, Dornbirn
Photos: Hertha Hurnaus, Marc Lins
Model building: mattweiss