EGGER headquarters’ architect wins award in the USA
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.