Client: Odörfer Haustechnik GesmbH, Graz
Location: Plabutscher Straße 42, A-8020 Graz
Start of planning: 08/1996
Start of construction: 02/1998
Completion: 10/1999
Size of building site: 23.577 m²
Total area: 7.162 m²
Built-in area: 80.243 m³
Cost: 6,9 Mio Euro

While the new central warehouse of the well-known wholesaler of sanitary and heating products was in the first instance to meet today’s complex demands made on logistics, it was also to receive a significant silhouette. The main building structure has the form of a metallic cube that rises above the terrain with its 2-meters-high glass facade. Above the adjacent handling tract the prominant counter-point to the silvery metal cube of the logistics hall is located - the 100 meters long, floating office block with its cladding of grey-green eternit and frontal glazing. The main entrance is located under the dynamically-shaped overhang and the building structure which projects itself at an angle from the site accommodates the wholesale trading sector.
Photos: Paul Ott, Graz