GSarchitects: MP09 black panther / headquarters of uniopt pachleitner group
 
GSarchitects: MP09 black panther / headquarters of uniopt pachleitner group GSarchitects: MP09 black panther / headquarters of uniopt pachleitner group
mar 22, 2011

GSarchitects: MP09 black panther / headquarters of uniopt pachleitner group

‘MP09 black panther / headquarters of uniopt pachleitner group’ by GSarchitects, graz, austria images courtesy of gs architects / © gerald liebminger

austrian studio, GSarchitects has completed ‘MP09’ in graz, austria. nicknamed the black panther, the structure acts as headquarters to eyewear and jewelry company ‘uniopt pachleitner group’.

the sleek and sculptural volume features sharp edges and imposing angles that were designed to coincide with the aesthetics and products generated by the accessory brand. a reflective black skin clads the exterior structure which is pierced with jagged openings and windows. standing six storeys tall, the building looks to create an iconic landmark that starkly contrasts it surrounding environment.

side elevation / view from street

sculptural elements continue inside where atrium-like spaces filled with natural light consume the core of the structure. juxtaposing materials and textures such as reflective glass and natural porous concrete, visually define the interior, separating private and public areas. 

detail

exterior terraces cut into the volume, providing staff members with comfortable and inviting outdoor spaces. structured angular walls and tilted roofs enclose the communal spaces, protecting the environment and users from varied elements.

front

detail of cladding

outdoor communal space

terrace

(left) outdoor lounge space (right) glass roof

atrium

upper corridor

(left) circulation space (right) lobby

studio

workspaces

meeting room

overall building

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