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Wolfvision HQ

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Gerhard Horburger, Reitbrugger Gau
 
location Klaus
function office, workshop
contributed by davidb

Wolfvision are manufacturers of projection equipment. They outgrew their old HQ in nearby Gotzis, and ran an architectural competition for a new one. Externally, the building appears to have a deep plan, but a centrally placed atrium brings light and ventilation into the middle. Accommodation is arranged on two floors over a basement level for parking. The ground floor is given to production and storage, with administration on the upper level. The building is clad in profiled copper. To combat insolation perforated sheets cover the majority of the first floor windows leaving only a narrow horizontal, unprotected strip at the base. Solar gain is controled on the ground floor by vertical external louvres - also made of copper. Consequently it is difficult (if not impossible) to see into the building during the day and this gives the building a very enigmatic air. Heating and cooling is handled by means of a ground source heat pump.

 

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Wolfvision HQ
Address
Oberes Ried 14
Austria
http://www.wolfvision.com/wolf/press-neubau2.
html
Project is not public!
How to get there? The project sits at the western edge of Klaus in a small industrial/business park. At the time of writing the aerial photographs on Google Maps and Earth do not show the building.
Completion 7- 2008
Floor area/size 7500 m2
Cost € 6300000,-
Main designer, ArchitectGerhard Horburger
ArchitectReitbrugger Gau
contractorSchertler-Alge GmbH
Client Wolvision GmbH
 
Project ID 6025
Latitude/Longitude 47°18'29N 09°38'00E
Contributed by davidb
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