A robust 'tunnel-monitoring complex' designed to cover more than one function lies at the west portal of the Himmelreich tunnel in Hausmannstätten, Austria. A work by Dietger Wissounig Architekten, this group of buildings serves as a tunnel control center, a central repair shop and a road maintenance depot all in one. With luscious green roofs and a design that is built to last, this architectural piece blends beautifully with the surrounding farms.
Dietger Wissounig Architekten designed this complex as an integral part of the landscape. It incorporates several green roofs that provide great insulation for the indoora and a fusion with the farms around it. Built along a busy road, the center’s green wall protects nearby houses from the noise and pollution coming from the highway.
This modern tunnel-monitoring complex was designed to last a long time. It was built from extremely robust materials like reinforced concrete, together with steel and industrial glass. Also, in some areas high-quality resistant materials had to be used (like stainless steel for the washing bays) as they are constantly exposed to steam, which leads to corrosion.
Via Arch Daily
Photos by Jasmin Schuller