LDZ provincial Service Centre, Salzburg (AT)

As a central contact point for official channels, the new provincial service centre LDZ near the railway station is easy to reach – for the people of Salzburg, but also for the up to 1,200 employees. However, the station district is not particularly attractive – until now! Because our exciting, future-oriented design means a significant upgrade for the area around Südtirolerplatz.

Urban context
The modern, seven-storey office complex on the almost 9,000-square-metre corner site is designed as a place of diverse encounters and communication with citizens. While on the outside a compact perimeter block development conveys urbanity, on the inside an innovative circulation cross forms four spacious, partially covered inner courtyards.

The two-storey, transparent basement houses the public uses: citizens’ service, kindergarten, cafeteria, ideas room, and service yard. A surrounding arcade breaks up the austere block and protects the building entrances from the weather, e.g. Salzburg’s famous “string rain”. At the station forecourt, a green atrium flanks the inviting entrance to the citizens’ service, which leads into the central, two-storey hall flooded with light. From there, a representative staircase and three customer elevators lead to the consultation areas on the first floor.

The four upper floors, cantilevered above the base, provide the working environment for the offices. The flexibly interconnectable, optimally lit units are accessed via the cross-shaped core areas and interlinked in many ways. Intensively planted and attractively designed terraces are located on the projecting plinth areas in the inner courtyard. The restaurant, conference area and the large, lushly planted roof terrace on the sixth floor offer a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains from Kapuzinerberg to Maria Plain.

The Provincial Service Centre is a modern timber hybrid: a solid base, topped by the upper floors in wood. The office wings are placed on top of the exterior prefabricated reinforced concrete brackets, which rhythmise the arcades.

Client: Land Salzburg
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller with Halle 1 Architekten
Competition: 2-stage general planning competition 2021, 2nd stage
Area: 53,910 m²
Capacity: Citizens’ service, kindergarten, depot, post office + print shop, laboratories, warehouse, underground car park

Statics: Bollinger + Grohmann, Wien / building physics: Dr. Pfeiler, Graz / building services: teamgmi, Wien / electrics: Pürcher Planungs GmbH, Schladming / light: Bartenbach, München / landscape: Lindle Bukor, Wien / fire protection: Norbert Rabl, Graz / geotechnics: Premstaller, Oberalm /// renderings: Dietrich | Untertrifaller