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"Best Office 2010" award for voestalpine

2010-10-28 | 

Linz/Cologne. Awards for voestalpine Stahl GmbH‘s innovative and top-quality steel products have become par for the course.

  • New voestalpine Stahl GmbH headquarters awarded prize for innovative architecture
  • 400 members of staff work in the “best office”
  • Building reflects the innovative power and flexibility of voestalpine

Linz/Cologne. Awards for voestalpine Stahl GmbH‘s innovative and top-quality steel products have become par for the course. However, the company has now received a more unusual prize at ORGATEC, the major international trade show for office design. voestalpine Stahl GmbH's new headquarters in Linz have been awarded the prize “Best Office 2010“. The jury considered the project for 400 members of staff, managed by M.O.O.CON® and planned by the architecture company Feichtinger Architectes, to be particularly worthy of the prize due to its positive effect on communication and innovation.

Together with ORGATEC (major international show for offices and facilities) and in cooperation with the Institute of Ergonomics at Darmstadt University of Technology (IAD), the renowned German magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” is awarding prizes for future-orientated office designs for the fourth time.

The prizes are awarded to companies which are introducing new ways of communicating in their office buildings and, in addition to cost-effectiveness, also consider the wellbeing of staff, construction methods which conserve resources and organisational flexibility.

All of these criteria have been met at the new Sales and Financial Headquarters of voestalpine AG’s steel division in Linz. Integrated into one campus with the company headquarters and “voestalpine Stahlwelt', the new building forms the portal to the voestalpine site in Linz.

When designing the Sales and Financial Headquarters for voestalpine Stahl GmbH, the focus was on creating a sustainable property which considers the requirements of staff, customers and operators in equal proportion. The steel material has proven its diverse utility as a high-quality modern product in this project.

Company providing innovation, communication and flexibility

The architecture of the new headquarters of voestalpine Stahl GmbH lends support to a sustainable innovation and communication culture.

400 members of staff on a net surface area of 16,690 m2 have been provided with numerous opportunities to meet, communicate and find privacy. In addition to 400 combi offices, an additional 16 working zones, 20 meeting rooms, 10 project rooms and 10 desk-sharing workspaces, 16 meeting points and 20 open communication zones have been created.

 

voestalpine Group

voestalpine is a globally active group with a number of specialized and flexible companies that produce, process and further develop high-quality steel products. The Group is represented by 360 production and sales companies in more than 60 countries. With its highest quality flat steel products, voestalpine is one of Europe's leading partners to the automotive, white goods and energy industries. Furthermore, voestalpine is the world market leader in turnout technology, tool steel and special sections, as well as number one in Europe in the production of rails. The voestalpine Group generated revenues of EUR 8.55 billion in the business year 2009/10 and employs around 41,000 staff throughout the world.