A wave-shaped timber roof covering 20,000 m2 floats above the 20 m high and 500 m long mall of the „Ecological Shopping Centre“. It is part of a 6 hectare timber roof-scape which nestles into the hilly landscape to the North of Vienna. Far from being a „simple timber roof“ the construction of the G3 Shopping Resort Gerasdorf is a multifunctional construction which responds to a range of struc-tural demands. The desire not to be a simple “shopping centre” but, rather, a “shopping resort” is new. Visitors should see themselves as guests rather than customers. A wide range of shops and high levels of comfort guarantee an attractive shopping experience. The generous architecture makes a decisive contribution to this feel- good factor. The architecture of the shopping centre is distinguished to the exterior by its large, self-confident form while, to the interior, it adopts the tried-and-tested proportions of a shopping street. This simplifies orientation as well as ensuring the sense of well-being which should become the hallmark of the G3 shopping centre. It is also one of the few shopping centres in Europe which employed the services of a feng shui consultant during the design phase. The G3 Shopping Resort Gerasdorf was the first in Austria to be subject to an environmental impact assessment and was named a klima:aktiv mobile - project partner before construction was complet-ed. The G3 Shopping Resort is seeking BREEAM certification. The design, construction and operation of the centre were all developed with a maximum attention being paid to economic, ecological and socio-cultural sustainability. Optimised services equipment, high levels of natural light, low-energy lighting and intelligent energy management software ensure high energy efficiency.
With 520 architects and engineers and eight European offices, ATP is one of the largest full service design companies in Europe, with a focus on the planning branches of retail & entertainment, offic-es, industrial & logistics facilities, health, residential, tourism and education & research. ATP architects engineers develop innovative solutions along the entire length of the real estate value chain in order to support â€“ faster, better and more sustainably â€“ the key processes of our clients. Our way of working, based on simultaneous cooperation, aims to find the perfect balance between aesthetic, functional and constructional considerations as well as the best possible solution in environmental, human and economic terms. Established in Innsbruck in 1951 as a traditional architectural office ATP has developed since 1976 into an interdisciplinary partnership which provides clients with an integrated service offering all ar-chitectural and engineering services â€œfrom one handâ€. Architect-led interdisciplinary teams in eight European offices develop integrated solutions for complex building projects. ATP supports its clients in Central and Eastern Europe. Our many years of international experience are based on the local presence of our integrated design companies in eight major European cities: Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich, Moscow, Budapest, Zagreb and Innsbruck, where our head office is located.