Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur

Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Table, ChairRaiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Glass, HandrailRaiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Windows, Table, Chair, BeamRaiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Table, Wood, Chair, Facade, Beam, Deck, PatioRaiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - More Images+ 13

  • Architects: x42 Architektur
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2260
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Anna Blau
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AGROB BUCHTAL
Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Brick, Windows, Facade
© Anna Blau

Text description provided by the architects. In 2011, the Raiffeisen Regionalbank Mödling put out a competition with the intention of replacing the regional bank with the ‘Raiffeisen Forum Mödling’ - a new, identifying building that went beyond the function of a classic bank. Through this functional mix of service bank, estate agent, travel agent and insurance brokers, with public cafeteria and lounge area, as well as an events room, the idea of the Raiffeisen Forum was implemented as a meeting point for the people of the whole Mödling region.

Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Facade
© Anna Blau

In the anonymous selection process, it was the work of the young architecture firm x42 Architektur from Vienna, with architect Jell-Paradeiser from Bad Vöslau, that really stood out. The team was eventually also tasked with the interior and furniture design.

Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Table, Wood, Chair, Facade, Beam, Deck, Patio
© Anna Blau


The Raiffeisen Forum is situated on the edge of the Mödlinger Old Town, within an area protected by the Mödling council. Their requirement of a subtle facade was met with the idea of a ceramic front. This natural building material - in varying sandy hues, reflecting Mödling’s existing architecture - also underpins the concept of durability and sustainability. The properties of this material allow a homogenous “monocover” over the walls and roof, which gives the building a uniform, compact appearance, as well as balancing the disproportionate ratio of facade to roof required by building regulations.

The forum’s main facade faces the main road, whereas the long west-facing facade infiltrates the narrow Freihofgasse lane, surrounded by free-standing historic buildings. To fit in with the look of the area, made up of small individual units, it was necessary to break up this building’s expanse with extensive glass panels. A gentle backwards tilt in the corner of the main facade leading to Freihofgasse opens up the public space near the main entrance.

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Floor Plan


The client’s wish, to create a forum for existing and future customers, was fulfilled by a generous, hall-like main room. Depending on the situation, the whole ground floor - from the foyer to the opened event rooms - can be used. The service and advice areas, as well as internal offices, are arranged around this central forum area.

Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Table, Chair
© Anna Blau

Bridges and mezzanines make public areas and internal processes transparent and encourage communication. Empty spaces and naturally planted living walls create vertical connections between floors.

Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Windows, Chair, Facade, Handrail
© Anna Blau

Waiting areas become entertainment areas, as a raised lounge not only offers an overview, but also a cafe and internet. These areas create a space for informal advice sessions. Almost 11 metres high, the two planted living walls humidify the air and help to cool the building naturally during the summer months.

Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur - Glass, Handrail
© Anna Blau

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Address:Hauptstraße, 2340 Mödling, Austria

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Cite: "Raiffeisen Forum Mödling / x42 Architektur" 08 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774846/raiffeisen-forum-modling-x42-architektur> ISSN 0719-8884

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