Selected Projects

Locosoc - Low energy and low cost social housing for an enlarged Europe. LOCOSOC is a European project co-financed by the EU’s SAVE programme.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the integration of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures (EE) in social housing construction.

SOS children's village Brno-Medlánky. An SOS children's village designed according to low-energy principles was constructed in the district of Medlánky in Brno, Czech Republic.The building shells are equipped with high-grade insulation; the windows in insulation glazing are mounted airtight.
The planned outdoor facilities include a hard-top sports ground, a soft-top playground, pathways and lawns.

Ecological Riverside Development Murfeld, Graz – Austria, in progress Client: Neue Heimat residential construction cooperative Design and execution of a low-energy housing development situated next to a nature conservation area. An innovative building configuration protects the residents from traffic, yet bridges the gap to the adjoining natural reserve. The building is designed according to low-energy principles (southern orientation, passive and active solar energy use, good insulation, energy zoning). Its user-friendly ecological design keeps heating energy needs at one third of the needs of conventional buildings.

Tehran Mu, Tehran – Iran, in progress Client: Tehran Mu, Tehran, Iran Planning of new construction of production facilities and offices, as well as logistics development for Tehran Mu, a subsidiary of Wella AG, Darmstadt/Germany. Hotel Intercontinental Beach Resort, Aqaba – Jordan, in progress Client: Social Security Corporation, Amman –Jordan The Hotel Intercontinental Beach Resort is a comprehensive tourism complex which includes a five-star hotel with 300 rooms, various restaurants and beach facilities. Its intelligent ecological design keeps operating costs below levels of comparable hotels Panel building rehabilitation,

Brno – Czech Rep., in progress Client: City of Brno, District of Nový Lískovec Prototype retrofitting of a panel building to reduce heat consumption to low-energy standards, supported by the EU’s Interreg program and the Czech-Austrian Energy Partnership. SOS children’s village, Brno – Czech Rep., 2002-2004 Client: SOS Children’s Villages International Construction of 11 and conversion of 2 buildings in a children’s village, making it largely independent of energy suppliers by applying low-energy principles. The project qualified for state support for ecological housing.

Nike MG Concept Store, Vienna – Austria, 2002 Client: Sport Franchise / Nike Alpine Planning and construction supervision for Nike’s first MG Concept Store in Europe.

Gasometer development, Vienna – Austria, 2001 Client: SEG Urban Renewal, Residential Construction and Planning Revitalization and extension of a historic industrial building to accommodate apartments, offices and a shopping mall.

Solar Energy Housing Plabutsch, Graz – Austria, 1999 Client: Neue Heimat residential construction cooperative This solar energy housing development was awarded the Prize of the State of Austria for Ecological Building Design. Employing the latest know-how while keeping construction costs within standards for social housing, the building complex has an energy consumption 75% lower than comparable buildings. Its ground-breaking use of low-energy principles and resident involvement strategies has made it the focus of research projects.

Hotel Holiday Inn, Amman – Jordan, 1998 Client: Al-Sharq Investment Projects Co. The Hotel Holiday Inn in Amman comprises 200 rooms and covers an area of more than 25,000 m². An integral ecological strategy keeps cooling and heating energy needs well below average levels, lowering operating costs. Central Bank of Jordan, Amman – Jordan, 1998 Client:

Central Bank of Jordan Extension of the Central Bank building to ensure better security and functionality.

Design proposal for Emirates Hills Development, Dubai – U.A.E., 1998 Client: Emaar Properties On the outskirts of Dubai, the Emirates Hills Development Area is 10,077,000 sq.m. and the Masterplan Area is 16,290,000 sq.m. The development contains 600 building plots.

OOC Office Center, Amman – Jordan, 1997 Client: J. Owainati Ltd. A modern and multifunctional office building, the Owainati Office Center covers an area of more than 7,000 m². By combining state-of-the-art technology with local skills and traditions, it served as an impetus for growth and development in the region through know-how transfer. In 1998, the Owainati Office Center was nominated for the Austrian Consulting Award for export-oriented engineering services.

Austron, Vienna – Austria, 1997 Client: Federal Ministry of Science and Research Feasibility study for the construction of a neutron research centre.

Project Graz South-East, Graz – Austria, 1996 Client: City of Graz, Styria, Austria The goal of urban planning was to establish guidelines for the future development of the district. The project’s total area is 250 hectares; the task was to work out a development plan for the next 15 years. Our vision was to create a town with low energy consumption where work, home and leisure are a harmonious whole. The main idea behind our development proposals was to create a holistic urban experience. Therefore, 27 public squares were to be created in the foreseeable future in the narrow planning zone. It is not the buildings, but the space between them which dominates our vision. At the same time, the project creates the framework for the construction of low-energy housing.

COIA Cable Optic International, Jabal Ali – U.A.E., 1996 Client: COIA Cable Optic International Design for a production and office complex in the Jabal Ali Free Zone. This high-tech building for the production of fiberglass and optic cables posed high requirements regarding the electro-mechanical aspect.

University of Soil Cultivation, Vienna – Austria, 1996 Client: Federal Construction Directorate Vienna Engineering and structural engineering services for the alteration and extension of the University of Soil Cultivation in Vienna to provide a modern, flexible and innovative framework for research and learning.

Solarhousing in Iran - A sample bank of solar collectors was provided for the Iranian energy agency IFCO, to serve for energy supply to public facilities. The energy partnership thus forged will contribute research and studies towards the goal of lowering oil consumption in Iraq.