The architecture competition offered KEBA the opportunity to select from various ideas and proposed solutions the concept which best meets the requirements of the future KEBA Technology Park in the west of Linz and represents a coherent overall concept.
Ten architectural companies were invited to take part in the competition. All of the projects submitted were of very high quality, with a wide variety of approaches and a broad range of ideas.
An eight-member jury, consisting of four architects and four representatives of KEBA, studied each project intensively, compared them with each other, worked out the differentiations and weighed the various approaches against each other.
Criteria such as functionality, quality, energy efficiency and sustainability, but also conclusiveness of the concept and use of the site, as well as aesthetics and cost-effectiveness played a role. For KEBA it was also important that the values as well as the organizational understanding are reflected in the architecture and that modern working environments can be realized.
The design by the Viennese architectural company Franz&Sue best represented all of these requirements for the KEBA Technology Park and was therefore selected by the jury as the winning project.
Furthermore, Franz&Sue succeeded in creating a connection between production and office areas at eye level as well as ideally integrating the traffic flow and nature into the overall concept. The fact that the building is being constructed in several phases has also been solved very well, both structurally and aesthetically.
With the architectural competition, an important milestone was reached towards the KEBA Technology Park, which supports the growth of the company and the associated need for production areas and office workplaces accordingly. Now it is time for the detailed planning and conception.