Infineon chip factory Villach
Construction of a fully automated chip factory
Infineon Technologies Austria AG
HWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH
The hi-tech company Infineon expands the Austrian headquarters in Villach with a new, fully automated chip factory for the production of power semiconductors on 300-millimeter thin wafers. Over the next six years, the company will invest around 1.6 billion Euros for the new building, which includes the 60,000 m² cleanroom factory with central supply building, office and warehouse buildings and company fire brigade. The enlargement is the largest private investment project in Austria in recent decades.
In the design of the different buildings the task was to refer to the existing structures on the one hand, and to divide the large building stock on the other, thereby giving the new buildings their own, independent character.
In order to be able to comply with the significantly larger scales than the existing stock and based on the existing cladding with aluminum shafts, a serrated profile is used for the facades of the new buildings. The aluminum panels are not uniform, but placed in irregular sequences, rotated by 90 degrees. This creates a patchwork pattern that structures and loosens the large volumes of the buildings. Depending on the time of day, sunshine and weather, the serrated profile also produces different light and shadow effects, which additionally liven up the facade and lend it more elegance.