NBDDoppelmayr Headquarters

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  • Location:Wolfurt (AT)
  • GBA:28.900 m²
  • Year:2017-06
  • PS:AT 1–5, 7

NBD – Doppelmayr Headquarters

Global Village

Local identity meets global thinking. The industry-leading ropeway technology company Doppelmayr has always been based in Wolfurt, Vorarlberg. This is its home base. From here, it operates worldwide. It is precisely those parameters that informed the design of the new corporate headquarters. For the landmark building in the Hohe Brücke business park, the goal was to transfer the regional rootedness of the company, embedded originally in the village-like structures of the town’s Rickenbach neighborhood, to its new location—a reinterpretation of an urban design situation which, from now on, situates the company in the plain of the Rhine valley. Completed in 2017 and articulated as an array of individual volumes, the complex with its distinctive silhouette presents itself, despite varying building heights and sizes, as an expressive architectural whole. Lined up along a spacious backbone corridor, which also accommodates all community areas, are the variably sized office areas of the individual building segments. In the open circulation zone with its inward, outward, and through views, communication, exchange, and collaboration are in the foreground. At the same time, the adjoining offices provide room for focused and undisturbed work. Through the interaction of these correlative factors, the building demonstrates qualities like precision, innovation, and advanced technology. In line with the company’s corporate values, it places the needs of employees in the center. In brief, village-like structures for global activity.

Architects: AllesWirdGut
Project Stages: 1–5, 7
Client: Doppelmayr Immobilien GmbH

Invited competition: August 2013 – 1st Prize
Completion: 06.2017
GBA: 28,900 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
Visualization: expressiv
Model building: mattweiss