Opening of the new provincial headquarters in St. Pölten
The new provincial headquarters of Wiener Städtische and Donau Versicherung in St. Pölten was opened in 2013. The new building was built under the direction of the renowned architect Heinz Neumann, Neumann & Partner, and provides around 3,800 m2 of modern workspace for the 180 employees at the provincial headquarters. In addition to providing modern office infrastructure, the design also meets state-of-the-art energy standards. Referred to as a “green building”, it incorporates low-energy design, a photovoltaic system and geothermal cooling of the IT and building services rooms. This allows the two insurance companies to make a valuable contribution to environmental protection and resource conservation.
Environmentally-friendly headquarters of Kooperativa and ˇCPP
The headquarters of the two Czech VIG companies Kooperativa and ČPP in the Karlín district of Prague was designed with the goal of reducing its environmental impact as far as possible. The building was completed in 2012 and includes an optimised lighting system and a modern, environmentally-friendly cooling system that uses water from the nearby Vltava river. The building was awarded platinum certification in April 2012, the highest possible certification awarded by the US Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for satisfying standards for environmentally-friendly, resource-saving, sustainable construction.