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It covers a larger area than the Pentagon in Washington and can provide employment for several small towns The new AUSTRIA CAMPUS in the second municipal District of Vienna.

The new headquarters of the UniCredit Bank Austria at the AUSTRIA CAMPUS is the location of UniCredit Bank Austria, Vienna-based UniCredit CEE divisions and all UniCredit affiliated companies in Vienna. Around 5,300 employees are experiencing a completely new working environment here. In two buildings with approximately 60,000 square metres of office space.  

At UniCredit Bank Austria’s new headquarters you will discover an office landscape that suits contemporary working life well. Open working spaces in large and bright rooms with the latest technology - embedded between green areas that can also be used as recreational zones.
Austria Campus was built by SIGNA and designed by the renowned architect Boris Podrecca. The new headquarters of UniCredit Bank Austria were customised by UniCredit while taking modern work organisation into consideration.

Centre stage is an innovative office landscape that enables new ways of working and working models. An open-plan office structure ensures better communication and exchange of information. The “SmartWorking” concept is also deployed here, with the possibility of working from anywhere on campus, as well as from home using RemoteWork and working while travelling.

The location is perfectly connected to Vienna’s public transport network It can be reached quickly through the Praterstern transport hub via the underground train network, trains, trams and buses. Further benefits: The quick connection to Vienna-Schwechat airport.
 

Austria Campus

Special attention has been given to ecological and sustainability criteria throughout the Austria Campus. Both an LEED certification as a Green Building, and a DGNB/ÖGNI (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Nachhaltige Immobilienwirtschaft [Austrian Society for Sustainable Real-Estate Management]) certification are sought. Furthermore, UniCredit Austria is setting a special example in relation to ecological sustainability: UniCredit Bank Austria’s own geothermal plant at the Austria Campus is one of the biggest plants in Europe for generating geothermal energy. This energy consumption is used to provide heating in the winter and cooling in the summer, in compliance with all environmental regulations.

UniCredit Bank Austria’s Environmental Management System that has existed since 2011 and is ISO 14001 compliant has also played a significant role in the continual improvement of environmental performance. In the future it will continue to contribute significantly to the most ecologically beneficial use of our new headquarters.

Above all, the new working world is sustainable: apart from a “reduced paper office”, a DGNB silver certification was sought while building the Austria Campus. 

Lobby of Austria Campus

"Our new headquarters are setting standards for modern working and the cooperation between our bank’s teams, and with colleagues in the UniCredit Group. In this way we want to strengthen both our customer focus and employee satisfaction. By concentrating all the central divisions at this cutting-edge location we are able to achieve clear, positive cost effects in accordance with our plan ‘Transform 2019’. At the same time this is a new, open, and modern working organisation built on the basis of ‘Smartworking’, an expression of our idea of an innovative and future-oriented corporate culture."

Robert Zadrazil, chairman of UniCredit Bank Austria

Austria Campus reduces the ecological footprint

By moving to the Austria Campus in 2018, Bank Austria will achieve a drastic reduction in the energy consumption of heating and electricity - on the one hand through the concentration of all central units on the site, and on the other hand through the ecology of the building and our geothermal system, with which Bank Austria uses geothermal energy throughout the year to support heating and cooling.

For heating energy, Bank Austria expects a reduction from 28,300,000 kWh (2017) to 2,600,000 (annual projection based on the 2nd half of 2018). This means a saving of 91 percent - 56,000 people would be able to cover their annual hot water requirements with this; this corresponds approximately to the population of St. Pölten.

Compared to the total electricity consumption of all central locations in 2017, the first annual projection for 2018 for the Austria Campus shows a saving of 32,300,000 kilowatt hours (kWh). This means that every inhabitant of St. Pölten could leave more than one flat-screen television switched on around the clock for a year (power consumption of 61,500 flat-screen televisions).
 

Facts about the construction:

  • Overall area: approx. 200,000 m²
  • Overall office area: approx. 60,000 m²
  • Buildings: 5, of which intended for Bank Austria: 
    two buildings, as well as diverse infrastructure facilities 
    in additional buildings

Apart from the offices the campus also accommodates:

  • a canteen
  • a kindergarten
  • a medical center
  • an events hall
     
  • a hotel
  • a Bank Austria branch
  • as well as a SB (Selbstbedienungs [self-service]) branch
  • and a staff centre.
     

New part of town around the Nordbahnhof in Vienna

The whole project is also a commitment to Vienna as a location: by 2025 a new city area will be developed around the Nordbahnhof with a total area of 85 hectares. The area will be marginally smaller than Vienna Airport which is 100 hectares. The 10,000 subsidised flats, the privately financed homes, and 20,000 jobs will create a new, urban living area in the city district.  

"The AUSTRIA CAMPUS is an essential part of this central city developmental area, and is in many ways a trend-setting project. With excellent transport connections, AUSTRIA CAMPUS sits in one of Vienna’s most dynamic locations. With neighbours like the convention centre and the campus of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration), important synergies can be formed. This only underlines the value of this construction project. Its realisation will be essential in the successful urban development of Vienna."

Michel Ludwig, Mayor of Vienna

Boris Podrecca, architect, Austria Campus

Boris Podrecca is the architect of Austria Campus. The internationally acclaimed architect is a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and the director of the Institute for Spatial Design. Since 1982 he has been a guest professor in Lausanne, Paris, Venice, Philadelphia, London, Vienna, and Harvard-Cambridge (Boston). Podrecca has been awarded the “Goldenen Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um das Land Wien” (Golden badge of honour for services to the province of Vienna). Amongst other things he is also an honorary doctor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.

Bank Austria’s vision is to create a working environment where all the employees can happily contribute to the company’s success. Personal responsibility, flexibility, and trust will be the foundation on which to build a motivated company culture.

From construction site to Austria Campus