Frog Queen
name: FROG QUEEN type: office building category: office small (up to 5,000 sqm) function: headquarters for a mechanical engineering company. offices for the management board at the top of the building. administration, engineers and conference rooms at the 1st and 2nd floor. hall for test rigs at the ground floor location: Graz, Styria, Austria built-up area: ca. 1400 sqm start of planning: 1/2004 start of construction: 8/2006 completion: 10/2007 client: Prisma Engineering architecture: SPLITTERWERK taskforce: Irene Berto, Mark Blaschitz, Erika Brunnermayer, Marius Ellwanger, Hannes Freiszmuth, Johann Grabner, Edith Hemmrich, Ute Himmelberg, Bernhard Kargl, Benjamin Nejedly, Josef Roschitz, Maik Rost, Ingrid Somitsch project management: Ingenos Ziviltechniker GmbH, Rudolf Elsenwenger, Gerhard Smeh structural consultant: werkraum wien, Peter Bauer, David Lemp building services consultant: Rudolf Sonnek HVACR design: Guenter Grabner energy consultant: Dr. Tomberger ZT GesmbH, Hannes Veitsberger electrical design: Erich Watzke and Moskon & Busz GmbH, Rudolf Busz facade: the extended artwork on all four facades appears in the distance as a two-dimensional monumental picture in the landscape aluminium boards with silk-screenprints: the various scales of grey are generated through the arrangement of the different sizes of printer dots in form of ornamental motives entrance of the building: mirrored room with applications of humans leads as an automatically controlled elevator to the first floor with the reception in the foyer foyer: the foyer at the closed atrium is coated with epoxy resin paint with blowed in silver-chips and with final PUR-coating reception with mural: windows and reception-desk with coated wallpaper closed atrium: access galleries and skylights at the closed atrium and views from the atrium to the wallpapers at the reception, the conference room and the break room interior: Extended installations of art works with landscape images in combination with the colours of the floors, walls, ceilings and furniture create different micro-atmospheres in every single working room.

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