EGGER head­quar­ters’ ar­chi­tect wins award in the USA

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THE BREITENBACH-based ar­chi­tect Bruno Moser has re­ceived Bronze in the Amer­i­can Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize for our head­quar­ters in St. Jo­hann, Tirol. The jury was con­vinced by the mod­u­lar con­struc­tion based on the EGGER OSB 4 Top board. The award cer­e­mony took place on the 25th Oc­to­ber 2016 in New York.

The Amer­i­can Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize is given an­nu­ally in New York by an in­de­pen­dent jury. In­ter­na­tional projects in the dis­ci­plines “Ar­chi­tec­ture”, “In­te­rior De­sign”, and “Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture” en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion with the aim of in­creas­ing global ap­pre­ci­a­tion of qual­ity ar­chi­tec­tural de­signs. All sub­mit­ted de­signs were as­sessed by the jury on the ba­sis of “form”, “func­tion”, and “in­no­va­tion”. Bruno Moser’s work on the ar­chi­tec­ture of EGGER’s head­quar­ters is be­ing recog­nised this year with the Bronze award.

Mod­u­lar wood­frame con­struc­tion

The com­pany ar­chi­tec­ture, de­signed by Bruno Moser es­pe­cially for EGGER, has al­ready been used for other com­pany build­ings prior to con­struct­ing the head­quar­ters in St. Jo­hann: the ad­min­is­tra­tive build­ing in Radauti (RO, 2010), the TechCen­ter in Un­ter­radl­berg (AT, 2011), as well as the Fo­rum in Brilon (DE, 2012) were built us­ing the same mod­u­lar con­struc­tion. The head­quar­ters opened in 2015 and con­sists of two four-level build­ings made of pre­fab­ri­cated wood mod­ules, con­nected to each other via a glass­cov­ered atrium. “The main el­e­ments of the mod­ule are EGGER OSB 4 TOP boards. How­ever, we were able to use al­most the com­pany’s en­tire range of prod­ucts for the con­struc­tion,” says Moser.

Win­ner of mul­ti­ple awards

The Amer­i­can Ar­chi­tec­ture Prize is not the first in­ter­na­tional award won by Moser for EGGER’s head­quar­ters in St. Jo­hann. Most re­cently, he won the “best architects 17” award in June 2016. The award recog­nises the best ar­chi­tec­tural projects in Europe in the cat­e­gories Res­i­den­tial, Of­fice and Ad­min­is­tra­tive Build­ings, Com­mer­cial and In­dus­trial Build­ings, Pub­lic Build­ings, and In­te­rior De­sign. It is a seal of ap­proval for out­stand­ing ar­chi­tec­tonic per­for­mance and places the award­win­ner at the top of the in­ter­na­tional ar­chi­tec­tural scene.

EGGER, a fam­ily com­pany founded in 1961, em­ploys ap­prox­i­mately 7,800 peo­ple. At 17 plants across Europe, they pro­duce an ex­ten­sive prod­uct range of wood-based ma­te­ri­als (chip­board, OSB and MDF board) as well as tim­ber. The com­pany gen­er­ated a turnover of EUR 2.34 bil­lion in the 2015/2016 fi­nan­cial year. EGGER has global cus­tomers in the fur­ni­ture in­dus­try, wood and floor­ing re­tail­ers, as well as DIY mar­kets. EGGER prod­ucts are found in count­less ar­eas of pri­vate and pub­lic life, in­clud­ing kitchens, bath­rooms, bed­rooms, of­fices, ho­tels, and shops. EGGER is a full-range sup­plier for the fur­ni­ture in­dus­try, in­te­rior de­sign, wood con­struc­tion and wood-based floor­ing (lam­i­nate, cork and de­sign floor­ing) in­dus­tries.

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