New Building Certification

magdas KÜCHE, Vienna, AT

In the new catering center in the „heart“-Quartier of magdas Social Business, food unter the mantra Cook&Chill is being prepared for kinder gardens and assisted care living facilities for seniors. Magdas Social Business is a subsidiary of the NGO Caritas, run by the Catholic Church in Vienna.

Starting already in the competition phase, the integrated design planning provided by ATP Vienna together with ATP sustain convincingly offered a state-of-the-art sustainability profile along with a solid energy concept.

The building has since been awarded the certificate ÖGNB „GOLD“ through the TQB certification scheme and now counts as one of Austria‘s most sustainable industrial and commercial Buildings.

Clientmagdas Social Business / Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien
LocationVienna, AT
SizeGFA: 3.200 m²
Project period2017-2019
Project teamMichael Haugeneder, Katharina Thullner, Peter Rechberger, Monika Ecker, Tina Tezarek
Certification schemeÖGNB (TQB)

The design concept provides a logistically functional building that puts human requirements ahead of all other purposes. The adaptive space concept creates optimized functional flows and offers optimum conditions for flexible work procedures.

The new Catering Center is located on the ground floor and comprises the loading dock, refrigeration and freezer facilities, distribution center and the industrial kitchen itself.

On the first floor, office and community space is located next to a canteen with direct access to a terrace made from repurposed wood. The terrace is fitted with raised beds for Urban Gardening. A crucial point for the client was to provide employees with a high-quality indoor environment (thermal, visual and acoustical indoor climate), a for-all mobility concept without barriers as well as amenities like e-bikes and bike parking. These aspects distinguishes the building as a project of the highest socio-cultural standards.

Sustainability and the topic of recycling under the headlines energy, water and materials was another focal point for the project: The building is heated through residual heat from the industrial cooling, electricity is produced through photovoltaics on the roof, and rain water is collected and used as utility water throughout the building. In terms of interior materials, the project counts as a pioneer project with a material concept focusing on deconstruction/re-use materials through expertise provided by the „material nomads“ HarvestMAP.


  • Competition design support
  • Energy concept
  • Sustainability concept
  • Building physics
  • Daylight simulation
  • Life cycle costs
  • Life cycle analysis
  • ÖGNB Consulting / certification

Further links: ATP Website

Press release ÖGNB-distinction: Medienstelle für nachhaltiges Bauen

Visualization: Telegram71
Final certificate  ÖGNB
Photo: Alfred Arzt |