Austrian Parliament Building in new glory
General refurbishment of the historic building
In February, the bidding consortium of PORR and Pittel+Brausewetter was awarded the contract to oversee the general refurbishment of the Austrian Parliament building in Vienna. Following a marathon tender and award process, the consortium prevailed as the best bidder for the extensive construction services, with a contract value of EUR 55.8 million.
The Austrian Parliament Renovation Act, decided in 2014, comprises the general restoration and expansion of the building which, now more than 130 years old, is subject to stringent conservation orders. In addition to extensive restoration and retrofitting, plans for the building also include further expansions, with more areas open to the public in line with the con-temporary spirit of transparency and openness.
The main technical challenges lie in expanding and further developing the basements. Both the levels beneath the Colonnad-ed Hall and the interior of the Federal Assembly and National Council Chambers require considerable underpinning in order to preserve the historic building.
Construction work is set to be completed in Autumn 2020. The building is scheduled to reopen in March 2021.
|Contractor||PORR Bau GmbH in a consortium with Pittel+Brausewetter Holding GmbH|
|Project type||Building construction . Revitalisation|
|Project scope||Gerneral refurbishment and extension of the historic parliament building|
|Start of construction||February 2018|
|End of construction||March 2021|