We are awarded

We are very proud of the numerous awards we have received over the years - for our excellent district development and architecture, for our innovative solutions and sustainable positioning.


Since 1998, the Vienna Aluminum Window Institute, in cooperation with the Austrian Architecture Foundation and IG Architektur, has been awarding the Aluminum Architecture Prize every two years. Which is as much about excellent architecture as it is about aluminum as a material. Winner of the Aluminum Window Institute's special prize for metal construction this year: the Pema 2.

The Carinthian metal construction company Sauritschnig was awarded on October 6th, 2021 for the best metal construction work as part of the aluminum architecture prize 2020 of the joint brand aluminum windows. Marko Buxbaumer, Managing Director of Sauritschnig Alu-Stahl-Glas GmbH, received the aluminum sculpture, which was specially created for this award.

Renowned architecture
prize The Aluminum Architecture Prize has been awarded every two years since 1998 by the Aluminum Window Institute (AFI) in cooperation with the Austrian Architectural Foundation and IG Architektur. The prize, which is awarded for outstanding architectural achievements, shows the design and technical possibilities of aluminum profile systems.

Special prize for metal construction
With the + special prize for metal construction, in addition to the high-quality architecture, the complexity of the building, the craftsmanship and the challenging framework conditions of the object in relation to the metal construction are now also given special consideration for the first time.

Metal construction is teamwork
Together with the winning metal construction company, the team of architects from LAAC zt-gmbh, the client Pema, the aluminum profile system provider AluKönigStahl and the surface finishing company Piesslinger were awarded an aluminum certificate.
“A building is created by people for people – from the idea through planning to execution. We jointly award this prize to those trades that perform important tasks within the framework of aluminium-glass façade construction," says Harald Greger, Managing Director of the Aluminum Window Institute.

The finest
jury The expert jury, which was made up of equal numbers of representatives from the architecture and metal construction sectors, justified its decision as follows:  “The extremely detailed structure of the multi-faceted exterior facade is particularly striking and demanding. Different constructions in different variants are used, which are straight, polygonal and curved. The building looks smooth from the outside, but has great complexity in the details and appears plastic.”

ÖGNI Gold for „Haus am Schottentor“

The premium property "Haus am Schottentor" of the real estate developer PEMA Holding is the first listed building to receive the gold certificate from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate Management. The project developer was honored in a festive ceremony.

As part of a celebratory gala at the Krieau trotting track, the project developer of the historic former CA bank headquarters "Haus am Schottentor" was awarded the gold certificate from the Sustainable Real Estate Association (ÖGNI). As part of an ongoing evaluation and audit, compliance with the sustainable goals was verified by ÖGNI and ceremonially sealed with the presentation of the pre-certificate ÖGNI Gold. A meaningful statement for the developer PEMA Holding and the owner - the Koch family - for their prestigious renovation project. The ÖGNI audit was accompanied by specialist consultant DI Reinhard Labugger (RM Engineering) on ​​the part of PEMA Holding. Due to the excellent cooperation with the Federal Monuments Office under the direction of State Conservator Hofrat Univ.-Doz. dr

The ÖGNI has set itself the goal of establishing sustainability in the construction and real estate industry with the help of building certifications. The quality standards are high, which is why Mag. Markus Schafferer, managing partner of PEMA Holding, is all the more pleased about the gold certification : "We set clear standards for our project right from the start. The fact that these are now also being recognized demonstrates once again that we are absolutely on the right track with our sustainable positioning.”

“The house at the Schottentor is the first project of its kind that we have been able to award a gold certificate to. It shows that it is definitely possible to revitalize listed buildings in an ecologically and socially sustainable way”, says Mag. Peter Engert, Managing Director of ÖGNI.

Sustainable real estate management with a future - this philosophy connects ÖGNI with the Tyrolean real estate developer PEMA Holding. A red thread that runs through all previous new PEMA buildings and now also colors the latest project, "Haus am Schottentor". By 2020, the secessionist-neoclassical magnificent building on Vienna's Ringstrasse will be renovated from head to toe. Great attention is paid to social and ecological added value. With great care, the listed building structure of the house is preserved and led into a sustainable future.


Sustainability award from the US Green Building Council for Markus Schafferer's P2 project

“Sustainability in construction is a key pillar of our corporate culture. I am therefore particularly pleased that our second tower, P2, in downtown Innsbruck has also been awarded the LEED pre-certificate in gold by the US Green Building Council,” explained Markus Schafferer at the award ceremony. The owner of the Tyrolean PEMA Group has been developing real estate with a total value of over 500 million euros since 2005. In the heart of Innsbruck, the PEMA Group is currently constructing a 50 meter high, multifunctional residential building that will also be a cultural meeting place. The building complex planned by the Tyrolean architectural office LAAC consists of a two-storey base structure and an eleven-storey tower with 173 apartments. The new, modern city library finds a new home in the base. The building is being built by PORR and will be completed in 2018. For the PEMA Group, the award of the LEED pre-certificate in gold is the second award in this category. The sustainability criteria were already met for the first PEMA tower “Headline” in the immediate vicinity. “Headline” is the first high-rise building in downtown Innsbruck since 1976.

The certification system from the US Green Building Council was developed in 1988 and enables a wide variety of buildings to be assessed in terms of their sustainability. The American certification system is now used worldwide and essentially covers the ecological and social dimensions of sustainability. "The LEED pre-certificate in gold shows us that we are on the right track," said Schafferer with conviction. In order to receive the award, not only was energy efficiency increased at P2 and water consumption reduced by 20 percent, but care was also taken to avoid environmental pollution when setting up the construction site.