MPREIS is a modern local supplier with a focus on quality that supports the regional economy and attracts attention across Austria with its outstanding architecture. This location is on the main road on the edge of Weer, very close to the Parish Church. The transparent main façade of the monolithic structure is oriented to the road while the other sides are embedded in the greenery. A metal façade of polished stainless steel panels reflects the natural context and – in line with the weather, time of year and daylight conditions – all its changing moods. Fair-faced concrete surfaces in the interior emerge on the southern façade where they become visible in the form of a continuous reinforced concrete frame.

Targeted views of the delicatessen counter and via a shed roof focus on the peaks of the surrounding mountains, creating the perfect frame to the landscape. The large glass façade opens the market up to the car park and the village, revealing the goods to passers-by. Materials are reduced to the essential. The interior of the market is dominated by fair-faced concrete in warm colors while there is a silky structure to the surface of the concrete ceiling.

The use of black, brushed timber gives a natural dynamic to the integrated “Baguette” bistro. The specific color palette enables this to merge homogenously into the overall concept, which is both structured and bound together by brass and green highlights. A range of seating including oak furniture partially upholstered in leather creates a comfortable feel-good interior which extends to the exterior on the south side of the market.

The building is executed to passive house standards and exclusively warmed by heat recovered from the extract air. Cooling is provided by natural night-time ventilation. The areas of glazing and the canopy are optimized in terms of the motion of the sun and the roof is fully equipped with photovoltaic panels. Batteries store the solar energy in order to increase yield and improve supply security.

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Photograph courtesy of Marc Lins Photography