251.839 Design Studio Logistikzentrum SONNENTOR – gebaute Unternehmensphilosophie
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, UE, 8.0h, 10.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to meet the multiple requirements of an architectural design in a solution-oriented manner. This refers to the functional, spatial, ecological, social, creative, aesthetic, economic and technical challenges associated with architectural design.

Subject of course


SONNENTOR Logistics Centre: Built corporate philosophy

A new logistics centre was to be built adjacent to the existing Sonnentor company premises in Sprögnitz/Waldviertel. The company was founded about 30 years ago and is now one of the most successful companies in Austria. Sonnentor stands for regional organic production, direct trade and the commitment to a "grand-suitable environment". The company philosophy is a living corporate culture - and this should also be reflected in the architecture in the future.

The task is to design a warehouse and distribution centre that will set innovative standards in many respects: This concerns both a creative rethinking of existing logistical processes, the inclusion of the company philosophy, the demand for the greatest possible flexibility and the setting of ecological standards with regard to resource and energy consumption. The task of the design department will be to pursue unconventional approaches, to show alternatives and to prove that not only steel and concrete but also renewable raw materials such as wood, straw, clay etc. can be used for the construction of a logistics centre. In addition to the functional demands placed on the logistics centre, the experience factor also plays an important role. Sonnentor attracts thousands of visitors every year and it is important to convince them of its exciting architecture with an ecological role model effect.


Teaching methods


Methods of analysis: Discussion of the company philosophy, inspection of the area and the building site, discussion processes with future users, semi-formal interviews.

Requirements for the design:

- Development of innovative logistics solutions in line with the architectural concept.

- Need-oriented planning with the involvement of future users

- Focus on renewable raw materials: Wood, straw, clay etc.

- Minimization of the ecological footprint during construction and use of the building (life cycle analysis, recyclability, separability of components, renewable raw materials, energy-efficient raw materials, alternative heating and cooling concepts, etc.)

- Priority of regional businesses and craftsmanship over capital- and energy-intensive industrially produced components

- Innovative design concepts with experience factor for visitors

- Room configuration: fulfilment of functional requirements while at the same time creating spatial quality - arrangement of building structures, interior/exterior reference, light shadows, visual references, etc.

Mode of examination


Additional information



Attention: Attendance at all underlined dates is mandatory!

Time: 9:00 - 12:00

Location: Projektraum 8, stair 3, 3rd floor (Attention! Introduction in PR 14, stair 3, 1st floor)

09.10. Introduction
16.10. Excursion to Sonnentor
23.10. Support appointment
30.10. Support appointment
06.11. Concept presentation
13.11. Support appointment
20.11. Support appointment
27.11. Interim presentation
04.12. Support appointment
11.12. Support appointment
18.12 Support appointment
15.01. Support appointment
22.01. Final presentation



Examination modalities


Concept presentation: design idea, sketches

First intermediate presentation: room configuration, floor plans, sections, at least 1 working model

Second intermediate presentation: Plans: floor plans, views, sections: M 1:50; details depending on project: M 1:5, 1:10 or 1:20, clearly arranged in A1 Querformat

Final presentation and delivery: in addition to the 2nd intermediate delivery: diagrams, model: model of the overall design, detailed models optional

Delivery format: A1 landscape (the best designs are reduced in size and combined in an A3 design folder)



TitleApplication beginApplication end
Master Entwerfen WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture


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