Athens 2023 | Ceilings

BIOGENA World Entry hall

AustriaAustriaCompany Name: Edelsbacher & Staudinger BauGmbH

Project description

In Salzburg, near the “home mountain” Gaisberg, the manufacturer of micronutrient products built a modern, mulitfunctional production facility. The manufacturer is not only significantly increasing its production capacities, but is also offering an exclusive look behind the scenes. Sustainability was the highest priority in the construction of the new building. Beside the greened roofs a good part of the energy demand is covered by photovoltaic elements which are integrated into the facade. More than 6,500m² of biotope area have been revitalised. All parking areas have been made waterpermeable.
In the entire new building, more than 500m² of partition walls in dry construction and around 900m² of perforated ceilings are designed as climate ceilings. One of the highlights and biggest challenges for the installer was the cinema in circle form made of RIFLEX boards. Not less demanding in terms of execution and design was the upside-down mountain topography as a structural allusion to the Untersberg mountain. The mountain was suspended from the ceiling in the open staircase foyer in a correspondingly elaborate substructure. Depending on the individual location in the staircase and the angle of view of the ceiling, the impression of the “Untersberg” changes.

Main information

Building size

1 400

Building purpose / type


Building owner name

Schmidbauer Business Immobilien GmbH

Architect name

Berghofer Architektur ZT GmbH


Company name: Edelsbacher & Staudinger BauGmbH

Main Representative: Mr. Hubert Edelsbacher / Mr. Gerald Staudinger

Number of collaborators: 45

Specialties: Drywall construction, Climate ceilings, Metal ceilings, Acoustic ceilings, Fire resistance

Founded in: 1990

Biography: More than 30 years of activity in the construction industry means moving into the future with responsibility and foresight for Edelsbacher and Staudinger Bau GmbH. Hubert Edelsbacher and Gerald Staudinger live this responsibility through sustainable relationships with their customers, partners and employees.

Contractors: Mr. Hubert Edelsbacher / Mr. Gerald Staudinger

Key Challenges

  • The height of the open staircase
  • Ceiling in the shape of a mountain
  • Surface quality because of the streak light of daylight dome

Key Achievements

  • Longterm relationship between Rigips Sales Team and company owner
  • High product quality
  • Installer has good experience with Rigips Rigiton boards and Glasroc F Riflex

Saint-Gobain products & systems

Allows curved design
Glasroc F Riflex
Acoustic control
Rigiton Acoustiv boards
Moisture resistance
Moisture resistance boards
Energy efficiency
Climate ceiling

Saint-Gobain Team

Michael Allesch