New building certification

magdas KITCHEN, Vienna, AT

In the new canteen kitchen and at the same time the new “heart” quarter of magdas Social Business, a subsidiary of Caritas of the Archdiocese of Vienna, meals are prepared daily using the Cook&Chill method for retirement homes and kindergartens.

Already in the competition the integral design by ATP Vienna with its high sustainability profile and well thought-out energy concept in cooperation with ATP sustain convinced the jury and was awarded ÖGNB “Gold” as one of Austria’s sustainable commercial buildings according to the TQB evaluation system.

Project data
Clientmagdas Social Business / Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien
PlaceWien, AT
Construction volumeBGF: 3.200 m²
Project duration2017-2019
Project teamMichael HaugenederKatharina ThullnerPeter RechbergerMonika EckerTina Tezarek
Certification systemÖGNB (TQB)

The design includes a logistically functioning building that puts people’s needs first. A changeable room structure makes it easier to find your way around and thus enables flexible working.

On the ground floor is the new canteen kitchen with delivery and collection, cold storage and deep-freeze rooms, packaging warehouse and food production (canteen kitchen).

On the upper floor there are office and common areas as well as a canteen with access to the terrace made of old wood, where raised beds and urban gardening are operated. Equipment features for the employees such as e-bikes and bicycle stands, as well as high workplace comfort (thermal, visual and acoustic) and accessibility were a major concern of the client and characterize the socio-cultural qualities of the project.

Sustainability and the topic of recycling were the focus of the project and are reflected in the areas of energy, water and materials: The building is heated by the waste heat of the commercial refrigeration, electricity is generated regeneratively by the PV system on the roof, rainwater is used for service water and in the area of materials the project was a pioneer project with “the material nomads” HarvestMAP, who designed the interior fittings using demolition/re-use materials


  • Competition support
  • Energy Policy
  • Sustainability concept
  • Building physics
  • Daylight simulation
  • Life cycle costs
  • Life cycle assessment
  • ÖGNB Consulting / Certification

continuative link: ATP Website

Press release ÖGNB award: Media office for sustainable building

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Fertigstellungszertifikat ÖGNB
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