The Burger family has operated this renowned winery in Gobelsburg near Langenlois for decades. Because the facility has clearly reached the limits of its capacity, the existing extensive cellar system will be expanded and adapted to reflect the company’s modern production processes. A younger generation of the family now operates the traditional winery, an evolution that will be reflected in the contemporary appearance of the new architecture. In order to build high-quality production buildings, part of the existing structure will be removed and subsequently rebuilt in a significant expansion that will include a two-story structure that expresses current architectural vocabulary. The new building is an extension to and interpretation of the existing traditional Austrian four-sided courtyard farmhouse and will contain a showroom with a tasting area, a distillery, and large rooms for steel tanks and wooden wine barrels on the ground floor. Storage areas planned on the second floor will create ample room for tanks and machines, and the steep hillside location will provide the convenience of driving directly into the upper floor. The building’s main entrance is located facing the courtyard and is framed by the contour of the building. This is where a glazed entrance zone will provide a view of the “underworld” of the cellar, sparking curiosity for further exploration. And the new building is just the tip of the iceberg, providing access to the entire existing cellar system. The hard shell of the monolithic structure, reinforced by the use of in-situ concrete, contrasts with the soft core of the rose-gold interior. The cellar’s impressive atmosphere is enhanced by interior reinforced concrete arches that define the transition from a one-story room to an expansive space that is two stories and nine meters high.
Location: Gobelsburg bei Langenois, Niederösterreich
Client: Weingut Burger
Use Area: 726 m²
Design team: Lukas Göbl, Miljan Stojkovic
The Heltihof Winery, steeped in tradition, is located at the foot of Mount Goldberg in Rehberg bei Krems. The golden sheen emanating from the hills when the vines are lit up by sunlight seems to be what gave the place its name. The golden mountain flows towards the new wine cellar building. At the frontmost edge, a golden arch provides closure to the extended mountain. The previously scattered functional areas of the business now have the space they need within the building. A tasting room with a stairway leading to the deck is lined up next to the company hall and the refrigeration room. The golden arch is clad in gold-colored aluminum panels. Pale visible concrete and screed with brushwork characterize the appearance of the wide-open hall. The adjacent cold room is outfitted with refrigeration panels and can be accessed from the hall and from the stairwell block on the side, as well as driven directly into through a large door on the forecourt. A stairway leads to a wooden deck in the mountainside. From there, a grand view opens up towards the ruins of Rehberg Castle and the St. Johannes Church. Another short flight of stairs takes one directly into the vineyards. The interior shell is formed from golden wave-shaped sheet metal, making the image of the mountains truly palpable while tasting wine. The grey flooring provides a counterpoint, evoking the rocky ground from which the vines grow. Next to a passageway leading to the adjacent bottle warehouse, a high textile bench is attached to an old wall, with standing tables lined up in front of it. A wooden kitchen countertop set towards the mountain completes the harmony of the tasting room.
Location: Krems-Rehberg (Lower Austria)
Year: Draft 2016
Use Area: ca. 400 m²
Design: Lukas Göbl, Alexander Enz, Oliver Ulrich
The Herzogenburg Fire Department project is divided into three sections. The first section houses the locker rooms, the team room, the control room, a youth room, administrative spaces, and an events hall on three floors. The second section is a single story and provides space for emergency vehicles, workshops, storage, and a washing station. A hose drying and practice tower is the third part of the composition, creating a widely visible marker with its 17.5 meters of height. The position and heights of these three structures reference the diversity of building in the surrounding neighborhood. The three-story volume interacts with the multi-story apartment buildings and the city center. The single-story vehicle hall, topped by an arched roof, sits directly adjacent to this. The tower, placed at the farthest corner of the vehicle hall and facing away from the street, completes the ensemble. A shimmering, slightly blue aluminum façade wraps around the three-story section starting at the main entrance, broken up by slits and expansive glass windows. The panel façade stretches along the backside of the vehicle hall and continues to climb up the hose tower, reaching its apex at the tower roof. Areas not clad in this bright material create a clear contrast with rough dark gray plaster. In front of the main entrance, natural stones form a forecourt and a pool of water. Around the back of the building, parking spaces and an open training area can be found.
Location: Herzogenburg (Lower Austria)
Year: Draft 2015
Use Area: ca. 1800 m²
Team: Lukas Göbl, Fritz Göbl, Andrés España, Oliver Ulrich
The shape of the Wienertor Center follows the guiding urban development concept developed by Göbl Architecture for this section of Krems. The beginning of the property is marked by a tower, set as a landmark to usher in the city neighborhood’s new development. A three-story perimeter block development is projected along Wienerstraße, taking up the heights of the surroundings. Two east-west stretching structures create a large courtyard, shielded from the railway tracks by a tall, elongated building. The project shelters a number of different uses under its roof. Each area has unique attributes and is easily recognizable from the outside. The design brings the sections together through the use of materials, colors, and construction, creating a cohesive design unit. Residential units for different living needs, ranging from those of students to assisted living situations, various office spaces from small to large, and a medical center all find what they need here in the development. A grocery store is situated on the ground floor. Daily grocery needs are covered on 1,000 m2 of floor space. The development is primarily projected as a reinforced steel structure. The receding top story and the maisonette building will be lightweight constructions of prefabricated x-lam elements. The exterior shell is of large-format sheets of glass and different colored panels and/or Profilit glass. Apertures and sliding door elements are inserted along the glass and panel façades according to use. The rooftops are greened, flat-roof structures.
Location: Krems (Lower Austria)
Team: Lukas Göbl, Fritz Göbl, Andrès España, Alexander Enz, Roxana Clep, Oliver Ulrich
This design brings together tasting area, office space, and home all under one roof. Designed as a detached extension, the new one-story winery building enters into a rapport with the placement and form of the existing buildings. The structure wraps around a uniquely adapted courtyard, its U-shape opening across the surrounding vineyards of the Kamptal valley. On the one hand, it was necessary to unify public and private areas under one roof while visually and physically dividing the two basic area types from one another. On the other hand, it was important to incorporate the picturesque landscape as an important factor of the increased living comfort. Generous glazing invites one to linger and savor the view of the winery’s own vineyards, as does the adjacent terrace, placed to follow the path of the sun. The private residence located in the rear section of the building has its own entrance. Living area, kitchen and dining area are combined in a single, large main room extended with terraces on either side. The sleeping areas are all situated in the projecting building section. Hovering over the sloping terrain, the rooms evoke the feeling of floating above the vineyard landscape.
Location: Langenlois (Lower Austria)
Year: Draft 2011
Client: Winzerhof Eitzinger GmbH
Use Area: ca. 220 m²
Design: Lukas Göbl
The Corporate Building of the new LT1 office and business center sets a contemporary architectural landmark in the urban landscape of St. Pölten — elegant, flexible, and representative. The surrounding urban structures and the newly interpreted Linzertor are the two key points of orientation for the concept of the new building. The partly covered, car-free forecourt is integrated into an existing promenade, thus becoming an important part of city life, and integrating islands of greenery, trees, and seating areas, as well as a restaurant with an outdoor café. The main entrance leads into a light-filled, four-story hall. The distribution of the ground floor exhibition spaces is flexible. The static system of the building dispenses with interior load-bearing walls, keeping the flexibility of the space at an absolute maximum. The structure of the new building is a reinforced concrete frame, with most of the ground floor and several sections of the upper floors built using post and beam structural glazing. The remaining upper floor sections are hung with an insulated curtain wall of white panels of concrete reinforced with glass fiber. External Venetian blinds with mobile slats effectively reduce summertime overheating and also create the visual effect of a digital animation. In addition, LED lettering running along the building — an individually programmable element that is a particularly distinctive part of the façade — highlights the overall progressive character.
Location: St.Pölten (Lower Austria)
Year: Invited Competition 2011
Client: LT1 Betriebs GesmbH
Use Area: 5200 m² (incl. Garage)
Team: Lukas Göbl, Fritz Göbl, Oliver Ulrich
The Bertholdstein Regional Winery building picks up on the special spatial qualities and historic background of the site and completes it to create a visual triad: Ruins on the hill — inn — winery. The project also pays special attention to the existing greenspaces. An expansive forecourt is created in front of the new winery, which is also used by the inn. A new and special characteristic of the regional winery is its role as gatekeeper. An exterior staircase leads one to the winery and, from here, a second staircase takes one to the old path to the Bertholdstein Ruins. This measure ensures that the new building is truly part of the overall ensemble. Level changes in the building divide the winery into two parts. The viewing warehouse is in the higher section and thus on ground level; tasting and event spaces, the kitchen, the bar, and the restroom facilities are housed in the lower section of the building. A lounge in the shape of a glass cube has been adjoined to the structure, creating an additional design element. Overall, the project concept is a one-room solution. However, the individual areas can be separated from one another using mobile dividers. The events area has an occupancy of about 60 people. Various window and door apertures, and especially the large-format sliding glass structure along the viewing deck towards Göttweig Abbey and the Krems Valley, offer interesting views and perspectives.
Location: Krems – Hollenburg (Lower Austria)
Year: Study 2012
Use Area: ca. 300m²
Design: Lukas Göbl