Austrian Research Centers – Entrance Building

2003 - Competition

AIT Entrance Building - Top View

The basic element for this study is the cotter pin, which has its formal origin in its relationship to modern science as well as to the logo of the Austrian Research Centers.

The cotter pins are formulated as a modular connection to the existing gateway and can be varied flexibly in a wide variety of situations as the basis for a corporate architecture with a high recall value.

Eight parallel bands are superimposed over the entrance complex of the Austrian Research Centers in Seibersdorf, defining by their specific modelling the areas of access road, gate, entrance and lounge.

The cotter pins form the walls and interior furnishings of the entrance hall building, which transports the identity of the institution as a brand icon to employees and visitors.

AIT Entrance Building - Rendering Exterior

AIT Entrance Building - Rendering Interior