TZWCenter for Technology and Design

  • Status:Built
  • Typology:EDU
  • Location:St. Pölten (AT)
  • GBA:14.131 m²
  • Year:2014-10
  • PS:1–7 (GP)

TZW – Center for Technology and Design

Technical dress

Two hearts, one soul. The purpose of the Center of Technology and Design in St. Pölten is a twofold one: on the one hand, the building is home to the teaching workshops of the WIFI Lower Austria, and on the other it accommodates the teaching facilities of the New Design University St. Pölten (NDU). One fundamental project goal therefore was to bring together, and unify, different sets of interests in one shared building. Through the shared use between the two institutions, which saves valuable developable land for later purposes, the new building provides multiple possibilities of interdisciplinary communication. This is also emblematized by the shared foyer which connects and interrelates all facilities, floors, and collectively used areas like break rooms and presentation spaces. As a central communication area, it also directly connects to a newly created entrance plaza, which links the building with the existing WIFI main building. The technology center’s distinctive façade design opens up the interior of the building toward the urban space, affording insights into a symbiotically used living organism.


General Planning: ARGE AllesWirdGut + FCP
Project Stages: 1–7 (GP)
Client: Gebäudeerrichtungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH St. Pölten

Competition: 10.2011 - 1st Prize
Opening: 10.2014
GBA: 14.130 m²

Team: Amir Aman, Ana Pia Ranz, Andràs Nagy, Cassandra Guimaraes,
Christian Zotz, David Kovarik, Isabel Espinoza Tratter, Isabelle Misamer, Johannes Windbichler, Johann Wittenberger, Martin Brandt, Ondrej Stehlik, Zuzana Tomanova

Structural Engineering: FCP - Fritsch, Chiari & Partners ZT GmbH
Building Services: ALTHERM Engineering GmbH
Electrical Engineering: Kubik Project Ges.m.b.H.
Structural physics / fire protection: DI Röhrer

Photographs: © AllesWirdGut Architektur/ Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
Model: mattweiss