Passau Office Wins Design Competition

11/21/2011Jochenstein

Denz, the Passau architect’s office, has been awarded with the design of the power house for the planned pumped storage power plant, Riedl energy storage.

It is intended that a modern cube with a facade of glass and aluminium elements will in future house the power plant with its hydroelectric generating sets on the site of the existing Jochenstein run-of-river power plant.

"Since we will erect a 60-metre-deep shaft power plant, we have given some thought as to how we can most optimally blend this structural design into the ensemble of the Jochenstein Danube power plant and the "Haus am Strom"," explained project manager Dominik Mayr. "It if for this purpose that we announced the design competition."

5 designs for the power house
Five well-known architect’s offices, three of which are from Austria, were invited to submit their proposals. The task was the architectural design of the power house as housing for the hydroelectric generating sets of the shaft power plant of Riedl energy storage and the design of the surrounding area, with parking spaces for the "Haus am Strom". The six-member jury comprised Passau district building director, Edgar Küblbeck, the first mayor of the market town of Untergriesbach, Hermann Duschl, the "Haus am Strom" managing director, Günter Kohl, architect Walter Schwetz, as well as the two CEO’s of Donaukraftwerk Jochenstein AG, Johann Strobel and Herfried Harreiter.

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