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Award-Winning lighting design: Austrian Green Planet Building Award 2023 for “markas Headquarters”

An innovative, V-shaped structure. A green garden level at a height of 14 meters, which is accessed by a spiral staircase, is connected to the canteen above. An open office concept with plenty of daylight and inspiring views of the South Tyrolean capital: The markas headquarters in Bolzano combines modern architecture and sustainable construction in the most beautiful way.

Bartenbach's lighting design played a crucial role in creating the headquarters of the service company markas to make it particularly attractive, functional and energy-efficient. And with success: The most recent award with the Austrian Green Planet Building® Award 2023 is the latest but by no means the only honor that the property, which was completed in 2019, has received. 

Exemplary sustainability paired with outstanding aesthetics

With the Austrian Green Planet Building Award, sponsored by the Austrian Green Planet Building® Award, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment and Energy, the award recognizes buildings that are exemplary in sustainability and environmental responsibility. Several factors contributed to Bartenbach’s daylight-based lighting concept winning the award: it reduces energy consumption, minimizes light pollution and creates a healthy and productive working environment for employees. In the award statement it says: "The markas headquarters uses over 1,800 plants and a water basin as climate regulators and offers flexibility in its open-office concept with plenty of daylight."

Supporting the well-being of people in the building 

The lighting design of the markas headquarters supports the ecological orientation of the building – and sets new standards for sustainable lighting solutions. "Our goal was to create and develop a lighting concept that not only underlines the unique architecture, but also enables sustainable operations and the highest level of well-being for markas employees," says CMO & CSO Daniel Lechner at Bartenbach. "We are even more pleased at the confirmation that this forward-looking path is now being repeated”. 

Spaces that inspire and invigorate

An exciting interplay of light and shadow, carefully selected color temperatures and strategically placed luminaires contribute to a visually stunning and dynamic office environment. Bartenbach's lighting design blends seamlessly into the eye-catching interior design by ATP Architects and creates places that inspire and invigorate. 
As early as 2019, the markas headquarters received the Klimahaus A certification. It is the first building in Italy to have been awarded the international WELL certificate in gold, specifically in the areas of comfort, health and well-being of real estate users. In 2021 the office building received the German Design Award.

Rethinking lighting design for every project

The Austrian Green Planet Building® Award recognizes the extraordinary sustainability of the building. It is a testament not only of the corporate culture of markas, but also of Bartenbach's outstanding expertise when it comes to sustainable lighting design and developing new, forward-looking concepts. The promise of the lighting experts from Aldrans near Innsbruck: With every project, Bartenbach thinks about the possibilities of lighting designs – and creates spaces that seamlessly blend aesthetics, functionality and sustainability.