Exploring according to plan
Short distances and sustainable energy systems for better working conditions and higher productivity
Vienna, 31st March 2016 – The ground-breaking ceremony for the new research and development headquarters of Octapharma AG began with a round of interviews involving Dr. Jürgen Römisch, Senior Vice President R&D Plasma, Dr. Karl Leitner, Octapharma Plant Manager and the architect Horst Reiner, an ATP partner in Vienna. At the end of the podium discussion Horst Reiner presented the building to the guests in the form of a virtual 3D guided tour made possible by BIM (Building Information Modeling). The design of the building permits constructional interventions required by potential changes of use and the relationship between the offices and the laboratories is highly flexible. The public was also impressed by the design of the complex as a very low energy building.
Earlier, the world’s largest family-owned producer of medicines based on human plasma and recombinant technology had organized an invited, multiphase competition which was won by ATP Vienna together with ATP sustain. The jury was convinced by the company’s high level of expertise in the integrated design of sustainable office buildings and the research & development sector. In a series of presentations and discussions with the client, ATP was able to indicate new approaches and opportunities as a result of which higher quality requirements were established in a number of areas. The winning concept will offer perfect research conditions in the future building which will house the Research & Development Plasma division as well as clinical research in offices for around 100 employees.