Schelling Anlagenbau Headquarters Schwarzach

Schwarzach
Architects
cukrowicz nachbaur architekten
Year
2015

Schelling Anlagenbau was founded in 1917 and has since grown into a world leader in the field of fully automated sawing equipment for timber, plastic and metal. The company’s current premises is a complex of heterogeneous warehouses which has developed over decades. After the demolition of the former administration building and an old workshop, a new six-storey headquarters will rise from a central position among the various industrial halls. The assertive, self-confident impression left by the building’s height and clear form will contribute to the company’s new identity. Metal and glass in the façade define the building’s appearance. A composition of various frame elements subdivides the volume in two: a base connected to the warehouses, and a three-storey crown housing the office areas. The façade’s design is conceived as Schelling Anlagenbau’s interface with the world of architecture, subtly translating their products’ potential into tangible architectural elements. A courtyard within the volume brings light deep into the office areas. Short distances between the construction department and the warehouses guarantee the efficient daily operation of the company.

Design Team
Andreas Cukrowicz, Anton Nachbaur-Sturm, Martin Ladinger, Michael Mayer, Gregor Benz, Alexander Lukas

Project Team
Michael Abt (PL), Gregor Benz, Theresa Hölz, Andreas Cukrowicz, Anton Nachbaur-Sturm

Client
Schelling Anlagenbau GmbH, Schwarzach

Building Manager
i+R Industrie- und Gewerbebau GmbH, Lauterach

Visualisation
Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten ZT GmbH

Conception
2015

Construction
2017-18

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