RLB Campus '25

Linz, Austria
Visualization © HENN
Visualization © HENN
Visualization © HENN
Visualization © HENN
Visualization © HENN
Visualization © HENN
Visualization © HENN
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Drawing © HENN
Drawing © HENN
Visualization © HENN
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Architects
HENN
Location
Linz, Austria
Year
2019
Client
RLB – Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft
Fire protection
Nees Engineers
HVCA
Transsolar Energietechnik
Open space planning
Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl
Structural Design
schlaich bergermann partner - sbp
Acoustics planning
Drees & Sommer
Infrastructure planning
Regierungsbaumeister Schlegel

Openness, flexiblility and multi-functionality are the guiding principles for the new CAMPUS ‘25 development in Linz. A wide range of services and facilities for the Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich will be accessible and open for use by the wider public.

The new building for the Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich is the central cornerstone of the campus, transforming the site between the Blumau Tower and Südbahnhofmarkt into an innovative and vibrant setting. Its co-working zones, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces provide a stimulus for businesses, while simultaneously improving the outdoor spaces for the general public.

In terms of its architectural volume, the solitary building closes a gap between the bank’s main complex and the Blumau Tower. The new business headquarters is expected to house one thousand staff members. What emerges from the design is an urban and networked central location which facilitates collaboration and communication – equally for the people of Linz and the staff of the Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich alike.

A sense of belonging and identity is generated both in the interior space and in the exterior design through its fluid transition from the urban surroundings to the atrium of the campus, which extends itself as a spatial continuum to embrace the individual working spaces and beyond to the roof terraces. The effect is that of a three-dimensional plaza, which zones the multiple floors via the large open space, gives the offices rhythm and cadence, and incorporates the whole into the neighbouring vicinity. The lower storeys fuse to form generous and flexible occupancy areas, which morph in the upper storeys to become modern office worlds.

The urban-development framework is set by the uniqueness of the building‘s cubic volume and its staggered, terraced vertical evolution which acts as a mediating force between the Blumau Tower and the main offices. The interior plaza is additionally emphasized through its visual enunciation in the facade of the building, creating a hovering impression on the upper levels.

The CAMPUS ‘25 represents new and innovative working worlds, which in dialogue with its urban surrounding generate spatial opportunities for personal interactons and encounters.

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