3D Plates

“3D Landscape” in perfection

The challenging assignment presented by the client and architect was to give the new administrative headquarters of the Hypo NOE Group in the centre of St. Poelten a distinctive appearance. In close cooperation with the Zieser architects‘ office in Vienna, a three-dimensional dune landscape was created using perforated, 3 mm thick aluminium with a newly developed nacreous lacquer finish from HD Wahl. The rigidity of the sun protection slats, which were tested in a wind tunnel, was based on a new technological development: although the design was three-dimensional, we created harmonious fold-backs on all four sides which didn’t interrupt the continuity of the panel interfaces of the 3D Dune landscape but rather contributed to their sustained cohesion. The 10 various, 3 m² large, motor-powered sun protection slats surround the entire structure. They turn the facade into a vivid eye-catcher both for the bank employees on the inside and also for external observers. This assures the employees of the Hypo NOE Group a positive climatic effect and simultaneous outstanding translucence.
Photo: Rupert Steiner, Vienna