This painstakingly reconstructed gem in the centre of the Austrian metropolis offers modern office units in one of the most sought-after and time-honoured parts of Vienna. You will find everything that makes life in Vienna so special directly in the vicinity. A vibrant economy. Art, culture, culinary finesse, national and international institutions. The offices at Schwarzenbergplatz 3 are up to this standard in every way.
For many years, Vienna has kept scoring top spots in international liveability rankings. For instance, Vienna took the lead in the latest “Global Liveability Index” by the Economist and in Mercer’s “Quality of Living City Ranking.” At the same time, the metropolis by the Danube is an innovation leader. In the “Smart City Index” by Roland Berger, the city again tops the list.
Vienna has a grand past and a bright future. It is home to art, culture, national and international institutions and corporates as well as over 1,500 research facilities. Collectively, they make Vienna the central economic and innovation hub in Austria or indeed in Europe. Vienna is growing. Its economic growth is reflected not least in robust statistics. For one thing, the city boasts the highest value creation ratio in Austria.
Schwarzenbergplatz counts among the best-known squares in downtown Vienna. In a way, it mirrors the past and present significance of the city. History, architecture, politics, commerce, art, culture and modern urbanity all intersect here. The house at number 3 is symbolic for this place – as the eight-storey building has a long history while simultaneously offering the kind of flexibility and fit-out that present-day companies expect and need in order to be able to prosper in future.
The house at Schwarzenbergplatz 3 looks back on a long and turbulent history. Originally constructed as administrative headquarters of an Austrian railway corporation according to plans by architect Heinrich Ferstel, it was almost completely destroyed in the night time bombing raids of 1945. In 1983, the architect Georg Lippert used a steel skeleton structure to rebuild it with a historicist façade modelled on the original. In the years since, it has been modernised and regularly upgraded to the latest technological standard.
Today, the eight-storey house provides flexibly modifiable accommodations to its corporate tenants. Office and retails units are freely configurable thanks to the building’s centre-to-centre grid of 0.9-metre spacings. Its state-of-the-art network and M&E services, combined with the latest fire safety, security and access control systems and with consistently high-end interior fit-out work, make the building a place of business in the heart of the Austrian capital that is both up-to-date and highly presentable.
Behind its historic façade, the house at Schwarzenbergplatz 3 offers business premises with flexible layout options. Totalling 1,445 sqm of retail space, 15,345 sqm of office space and 1,733 sqm of storage space, it provides a first-rate work environment for modern companies.
Openable wood-frame windows with noise abatement admit daylight and fresh air, ensuring a pleasant working environment. Basic technical amenities include central ventilation, district heating, a fire safety system, four air-conditioned server rooms on each of the regular floors, access control, well-appointed kitchenettes and sanitary areas, and thus meet virtually any need of modern occupiers.
The flexible centre-to-centre grid dimensions permit almost any layout you can imagine. They lend themselves to the quick and easy creation of just about every type of offices. Options include private, open-plan and combination offices or modern work environments featuring meeting, quiet and focus areas. So, your company may select from a wide variety of choices.
The house at Schwarzenbergplatz 3 offers flexible office and retail units as small as about 420 sqm of effective floor area. Naturally, units with larger footprints are also available, up to around 2,650 sqm per floor. All units lend themselves to various layouts because of the flexible centre-to-centre grid. In other words: The building will adapt to the needs of those who work there and to your company’s requirements – rather than vice versa.
|c. 829 sqm
|c. 2,641 sqm
|c. 2,660 sqm
|c. 1,881 sqm
|c. 737 sqm
|c. 568 m2
(Rental space calculated to GIF standard MF-G I+II)
Without a doubt, Schwarzenbergplatz counts among the most sought-after business addresses in Vienna’s inner city. Historic architecture and great names define the square. It’s where business leaders, politicians and diplomats rub shoulders. Where locals mingle with tourists. Time-honoured coffeehouses sit next to chic boutiques. This explains why you will find everything that defines life in Vienna directly in the vicinity: renowned corporates, big brands, institutions, embassies, museums, coffeehouses, art, culture and gastronomy, green areas and local amenities.
Isabelle Thurn und Taxis, M. A.
Generali Real Estate S.p.A.
1010 Vienna / Austria