The ÖAMTC Mobility Centre in Vienna: “Focus on the person" implemented with the latest technology from GEZE


Mobility and speed are the inspiration behind the impressive new headquarters of the Austrian automotive association, the 'Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touringclub' (ÖAMTC).

The 76-million euro new building was erected at one of Vienna's most important traffic axes, the South-East tangent of the city motorway A23. Mobility and speed are also associated with the services of a modern traffic club. They are experienced in the building everyday with efficiency and quick communication.

Photos: Sigrid Rauchdobler for GEZE GmbH

Transparent and open

The Vienna architects Pichler & Traupmann realised their idea in a curved, circular and star-shaped architecture with open and transparent room connections. If one wanted to, one could follow the technical tests on one's vehicle from a glass cockpit in the central shop and consultation area or directly from the waiting area. All the areas, from the counter and consultation zone, the testing hall and the back office area to the heliport are arranged along a vertical axis. The importance of the fast interaction and the exchange between the areas can be seen in the central, transparent atrium as well with its circular balustrades, which are offset to each other and stagger upwards.

Photos: Sigrid Rauchdobler for GEZE GmbH

Revolving doors: attention-getter and "pivot point" in the foyer

At the main and side entrances, revolving door systems connect the outside and inside and ensure the aesthetic consistency of the glass façade. The door with its fine-framed drum walls and leaves has an invitingly bright and transparent effect. The glass edges are covered by discreet aluminium profiles. The high-quality profile finish with rounded edges gives the leaves a hint of elegance.

 

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