The NOI Techpark is a science and technology park where companies, institutions, and the university conduct research and development in joint projects. Under the core concept of the NOI strategy “Nature of Innovation,” a place of networking, cooperation, sustainability, and adaptability was created in Bruneck. The building is used by five users with different needs: Automotive Excellence South Tyrol, Free University of Bolzano, Nobis event centre, coworking space, and gastronomy.
The positioning of the building volumes at the edge of the break and the topographically differentiated outdoor spaces on two levels create a very good integration into the urban context. The entrance faces the forecourt, while the lower-lying square creates an urban foyer for the event space behind it.
The load-bearing reinforced concrete structure is faced with a building envelope made of differently twisted, vertical slats of concrete, which unifies the different functions of the building. It also serves as sun and weather protection and maintenance of the post-and-beam façade. The material concrete reflects the philosophy of the Techpark and is also consistently carried into the interior: exposed concrete walls and columns, spiral staircase, polished concrete floor. Colored ceramic tiles, the technical slatted ceiling, and the wooden paneling of the function room complete the catalog of materials.