The Erste Campus is the new headquarters of Erste Group, the largest financial services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. For the execution of this challenging real estate project, both the project management and the local construction supervision used COOR to manage costs and risks.
With the Erste Campus, the new headquarters of Erste Group and Erste Bank Austria, as well as their subsidiaries, were built on the former site of Vienna’s Südbahnhof. At the same time, it is the first major project in the Belvedere district, a neighborhood characterized by an urban mix of company offices, residential buildings, green spaces, cultural institutions and museums, as well as shops and restaurants.
Up to 1,000 workers from more than 100 companies have been employed daily on the construction site, which covered an area of about three soccer fields. The aim was to bring together Erste Group’s more than 20 branches spread across Vienna at a single location and to create a flexible, inviting and functional working environment for the workforce. For this purpose, an open-space concept was implemented, i.e. permanent organizational units without fixed assignment of workplaces.
The center of the campus is formed by the two-story atrium as well as various restaurants, the Erste Bank branch, the Business Club and the Financial Life Club. In addition to another highlight, the Grand Hall event space, which can accommodate up to 500 guests, there is also a training center, kindergarten and health center on the premises.