BUTT - BUTTAZONI HEADQUARTERS ROOF CONVERSION, HIMMELBERG/CARINTHIA
Team: Ernst Tschabuschnig, Erwin Tschabuschnig, Dorian Zapp
Client: Fa. Buttazoni
Area: 240 m²
Images: Manfred Seidl
For generations, the Buttazoni steel construction and montage company plant has been located in Himmelberg in Carinthia, near the Nockberge national park, the Turracher Höhe, and the ski resort Kaiserburg – Nockberge. The firm is well known through the countless steel structures in Austrian architecture, of which the owner of Buttazoni is a connoisseur and fan.
Armin Buttazoni’s vision was to add a company apartment in the existing roof of the 170-year-old main office building. And he wanted it to be contemporary, futuristic in Carinthian terms, and visible from a distance. It should offer a symbol for architecture and for the firm.
Two flanks expand the perforated steel waler, which the roof formally penetrates, to a spacious, light, loft-like apartment. The thusopened areas are closed again with an aluminum façade including overhanging terrace and aluminum portals.