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.
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.
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.