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the plan for the garage and office building for the state government of upper austria resulted from a limited open design competition in 2002 in which Caramel took first place.

although the organizer’s brief called for a linear alignment of the functional units, Caramel arranged the ...more

the plan for the garage and office building for the state government of upper austria resulted from a limited open design competition in 2002 in which Caramel took first place.

although the organizer’s brief called for a linear alignment of the functional units, Caramel arranged the main functional units in a u-configuration around a transparent covered interior yard. situated in the west wing are the two-level office building as well as the employees’ changing rooms and washrooms; directly adjacent to these are the special-service shops, e.g. the sandblasting and painting booths.

along the front of the complex is the two-level warehouse, which connects to the east garage, a 20-meter wide hall that can be driven into from both sides and allows daylight to enter through glass-reinforced plastic doors. the office wing lies at the far side of the garage hall area at the front of the works yard.

the building as a whole unfolds outward along its length, emerging as a gentle slope from the terrain and rejoining it in its imaginary lengthwise projection, in the 72-meter-long shed roof.

fotocredits / fotograf - hertha hurnaus

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