Groundbreaking ceremony at BOKU

A globally unique hydraulic engineering laboratory

Vienna, 26th June 2018 – The groundbreaking ceremony for a new research building for Vienna’s University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) took place at Brigittenauer Sporn in Vienna. ATP Vienna is designing the hydraulic engineering laboratory through which water will flow at the globally unprecedented rate of 10,000 liters/second in a consortium with iC Consulenten and the co-architects Asymptote.

The building, which will be constructed between the Danube and the Danube Canal between now and 2020, is 100 m long and 25 m wide. The “Main Channel” at basement level is the focus of the building’s research activities. The powerful flow of water from the Danube will make it possible to carry out practice-oriented tests of full-scale models. Visitors will be offered an insight into the scientific activities from the adjacent “Public Lab”.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory of BOKU Vienna designed by a consortium including ATP. Photo: NLK Reinberger
(from left) Werner Kahr, Martin Weinhandl & Hr. Frisch (Site Supervision), Sabine Holzweber, Helmut Habersack, Horst Reiner, Stefan Sattler (IC) and Dario Travaš. Photo: NLK Reinberger
Hydraulic engineering laboratory for basic research on the Danube. Visualization: BOKU

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