Zentrum Building: where Sustainability meets Architectural brilliance in Bad Schallerbach
As we understand the world of construction today, the pursuit of sustainable and efficient architectural solutions is a priority. This is exactly what the developers of Zentrum Building in the picturesque town of Bad Schallerbach, Austria, have embraced. Despite being home to less than 5,000 inhabitants, this charming municipality is situated in a privileged location, close to the southern Danube River and west of Linz, the capital city of the state.
Known for its thermal baths, every new construction in the area is carefully planned to harmonize with the traditional buildings of Upper Austria. The developers of Zentrum Building, executed by NOVARES Immobilien, have successfully made it one of the standout projects in their portfolio, thanks to its cutting-edge design and innovative construction materials.
The team of architects and builders behind this multifunctional building, housing both commercial and residential activities, sought a range of materials that would not only meet the highest quality standards but also align with their strong commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.
The Zentrum Building boasts nearly 1,000 m² of metal envelope installed by the metallurgical company Pöttinger, along with a rounded façade with a radius of 2.5 m. Traditional construction solutions such as high-performance concrete, providing structural strength and durability, and high-quality glass windows that allow ample natural light and proper thermal control, have also been incorporated.
At the heart of the envelope, nothing beats state-of-the-art thermal insulation to minimize energy demand, ensure efficient consumption, and prevent the emission of thousands of tons of CO2. URSA became a key partner in this project by installing 2,000 m² of hydrophobic glass mineral wool panels, specifically the URSA Glaswool FDP 3/VR series.
These insulation panels offer excellent thermal performance, making them an efficient and versatile solution for a wide range of applications. Their high resistance to both heat and moisture reduces energy loss, improves energy efficiency, and contributes to increased comfort temperature control. In addition to their thermal efficiency, these panels also possess exceptional sound absorption properties, ideal for a space as diverse as the Zentrum Building, which comprises 35 residential units, 9 commercial premises, and 1,200 m² of office space.
The URSA Glaswool FDP 3/VR panels provide durability and resistance, ensuring fire safety due to the non-combustible nature of the mineral wool used in their manufacturing, which does not contribute to flame propagation and emits low amounts of toxic smoke. Moreover, these panels are highly sustainable, containing a significant percentage of recycled materials and natural raw resources, and are 100% recyclable.
All these benefits have enabled this material to meet the construction objectives and expectations of this remarkable building, combining functionality, innovative design, and sustainability. With its focus on resource efficiency and the creation of quality spaces, the Zentrum Building exemplifies a commitment to architectural excellence and sustainable development.
Location: Linzer Straße & Badstraße 4701 Bad Schallerbach, Austria
The "Zentrum" building, a highly successful project, captivates from its central location in Bad Schallerbach, drawing attention with its unique name. Carmen Fernández, Communication Manager at URSA