Attersee, 20th August 2021 – After almost two years on site, ATP joined the client and numerous visitors to celebrate the opening of Viega’s new facility on the idyllic Attersee. The sales and seminar center, which was entirely integrally designed with BIM, has a particularly impressive ecological footprint and was presented with the Platinum certificate of the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) during the opening day festivities. And, due to its especially economical use of energy, the building has also been honored with the Gold Award of the “klimaaktiv” initiative of the Austrian government.
“The sustainable and highly-efficient building services concept was drawn up in close cooperation with the building services specialists of ATP sustain and meet the latest criteria of the European Green Deal,” explained the architect Horst Reiner, ATP Partner in Vienna, during the opening.
Building services on show
Participants in future seminars will be able to actively learn from the high ecological and economic standards of the facility, because the building of around 3,000 m2 is a best-practice example that will itself become part of the content of the training courses: The center’s ongoing processes, water and energy demand levels, external heat inputs and internal cooling loads, and all geothermal data will be subject to comprehensive monitoring and can then be evaluated. This is a “valuable, additional didactic feature, from which specialist designers and plumbers will be able to benefit equally,” emphasized Christian Rüsche, Managing Director of Viega Österreich.
Success factor: Integrated design with BIM
The high design quality and forward-looking functionality of the Viega building result from an integrated design approach that ATP has been perfecting for over 40 years. “It would not have been possible to meet the high standards required for this building using a traditional design approach”, says the Lead Project Manager Nora Westphal of ATP Vienna. “From the very beginning of the design process we considered the entire lifecycle of the building from both the functional and energy perspectives,” says the architect. The comprehensive use of integral design with BIM enables us to make precise predictions for both the construction and the lifecycle costs. And all this building data is also available to the client for the use of their facility managers during the operational phase.