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Agricultural College Güssing

Wooden architecture

The existing farm building of the agricultural college in Güssing no longer met the standard of technology and was rebuilt after a competition in 2013 by the Provincial Government of Burgenland as a teaching and business enterprise in wooden architecture. After a construction period of less than one year, the opening of the “Competence Center for Agriculture for Burgenland” with a usable area of ​​approx. 3,100 m² and a gross floor area of ​​approx. 4,400 m² was celebrated at the end of April 2015. The design was created by the architects Pichler & Traupmann Architekten ZT GmbH who also took over the general planning. About 4.8 million euros were invested. General contractor was the company GRANIT. The practice yard was built by BELIG Beteiligungs- und Liegenschafts GmbH. The most important building materials were concrete and local wood, whereby the wooden construction was carried out by Strobl Bau – Holzbau GmbH.

Multifunctional training workshops

In addition to the training building with machine hall and feed store, a riding hall and stable building for horses, sheep, goats, pigs and cattle were built. The plant was supplemented by silo, solid storage and washing area. The result was a spacious, central courtyard, around which the buildings are arranged. All sections can be achieved weather protected by means of a surrounding canopy. The layout appears in the plan like five fingers and a green roof that grows out of the landscape sums up the buildings. Under the overarching roof, the individual areas are each defined as separate buildings and are linked directly to the surroundings.

Design principle

Despite the variety of shapes and spans, a consistent design principle for the roof was found. Solid, wide-span glulam beams, narrow putties, soffits in visible OSB slabs and an extensively green roof were used. The main girders rest on wooden pillars with a high concrete base and on stiffening V-shaped outer columns, which have become the “graphic symbol” of the complex. The facade of the stables and the riding hall were largely open, the training building itself, designed to be closed. The structure is emphasized horizontally by the timber formwork and the window arrangement. The detached canopy is stored on asymmetrically arranged steel columns.

The Agricultural College Güssing was awarded the 2016 Holzbaupreis Burgenland in the category “Agricultural Building”.

On the part of the Woschitz Group, RWTplus provided the services Structural Design and Building Physics and Woschitz EngineeringOberwart the Geotechnical Engineering and Sigeplan services.

Photos © RWTplus

Information zu Projekt:

BELIG Beteiligungs- und Liegenschaft GmbH
Pichler & Traupmann Architekten ZT GmbH
General contractor
Granit Bauunternehmung GmbH
Timber Construction
Strobl Bau – Holzbau GmbH
Structural Engineering, Building Physics, Geotechnical Engineering, SIGE-Plan

Umgesetzt mit:

  • RWT Plus
  • Woschitz Engineering