Pappas Headquarters – Mercedes Salzburg / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

  • 18 Jun 2013
  • Institutional Architecture Selected Works
© Angelo Kaunat

Architects: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: , Austria
Architect In Charge: Dirk zweering
Area: 41,550 sqm
Photographs: Angelo Kaunat, Gerhard Hagen, Andreas Körner

Client: RKS Autozubehör Handels GmbH
Cubature: 170,550 sqm

© Gerhard Hagen

The building is located along a prominent urban road leading into Salzburg and can only be viewed when driving by. The dynamics and motion of cars has yielded to a conceptual approach which draws one into the building.

© Gerhard Hagen

The user can move within the building as if on a public road: it is possible to drive through, park, get out of the car and experience the world of automobiles. The garage facilities and the sales offices are layered on top of each other and can be reached directly by car.

© Gerhard Hagen

The navigable levels, the over- arching roof and side wings define the space and appearance of the sales divisions which are arranged around the glass- covered roof foyer. Additionally, the two foyer levels of service and sales are connected by a convenient escalator.

Plan First Floor

The administrative offices are located above the roof and offer a fantastic panorama of the alpine surroundings and the runways of the nearby airport.


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Cite: "Pappas Headquarters – Mercedes Salzburg / Kadawittfeldarchitektur" 18 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <>
  • Croco Dile

    Very nice !

  • sebastian

    Great post, keep up with the hard work, you