ApplicationsSurface finish, prefabricated construction
CharacteristicsSustainability, durability, light sealed surface, formaldehyde-free bonding
The Austrian wholesaler METRO relies on a sustainable and clear concept in its newly built market "Zero 1". Instead of the characteristic blue METRO façade and the typical high-shelf jungle, the new market in St. Pölten boasts a grey façade made of thermo-spruce wood and low shelves.
Sustainability and clarity were the decisive criteria in planning and implementation. "Zero 1" is the first hypermarket built entirely to the highest ecological standards. The sustainable idea is demonstrated in the highly efficient building envelope, the photovoltaic system on the roof and the interior made of wood.
The exposed wooden surfaces and exposed OSB boards provide visual warmth. The unsanded EGGER OSB 3 and OSB 4 TOP boards contribute to the natural ambiance. Thanks to their formaldehyde-free gluing, CE certification and excellent technical values, the multi-layered boards meet the requirement of using only certified, high-quality materials.
The claim was made that the costs for "Zero 1" should not be higher than in a market using conventional construction. This condition could be achieved by massively reducing the building services in favor of the high component quality as well as the high energy standard. Therefore, "Zero 1" could be implemented cost-effectively in the highest quality
Customer: METRO Cash & Carry Österreich GmbH
Architect: Poppe Prehal Architekten
Fabricator: MHB Holz und Bau GmbH
Construction period: October 2016 – March 2017