SWAP Architektur: District headquarters for Salzburg-Umgebung - best architects 24

SWAP Architektur

District headquarters for Salzburg-Umgebung

best architects 24

office/administrative buildings


Vienna, Austria


Christian Brandstätter


A municipal building should be a place of integrity and transparency, a place where people like to spend time. This is precisely what the new district headquarters for Salzburg Umgebung, recently completed in Seekirchen am Wallersee, is. The six wooden cubes of different heights, resting on a pedestal, blend seamlessly into their surroundings. A leitmotif was keeping the construction, design and material visible. The central building material for the new quarters for around 200 employees is wood. Generous glazing and green spaces on several levels create a calm, natural environment that is characterised by a high degree of flexibility. The public service facilities are located on the first floor, while the offices for employees are located on the three upper floors. The clear floor plan structure makes orientation easy and guarantees short distances. As with the materials, climate justice was also the focus of the choice of energy supply: Heat is supplied via the local heating network of Seekirchen, and the air supply is preheated via a geothermal collector. In summer, underfloor cooling, fed by deep geothermal deep probes, is used. The building is certified according to the klimaaktiv standard.