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EconomyInfrastructure reading time: 6 min publication date: 19.02.2021


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A new EMC lab at tpv Technology Park Villach will operate in widely diverse test areas of electronic compatibility. Work on the laboratory should already be completed in one year. 

A new project at tpvTechnology Park Villach is making people sit up and take notice: A new measurement and testing center for electromagnetic compatibility, or EMC lab, will soon be built. The contract selling the property from the city to the research association of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has already been signed. Through an architectural design competition whose goal was to best integrate the laboratory into tpv Technology Park Villach’s existing building infrastructure, a project from the Klagenfurt firm Lendarchitektur emerged victorious in November. 

“The new EMC lab will complement tpv Technology Park Villach’s existing organizations perfectly,” says Mayor Günther Albel.

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In the past few years, tpv has developed into one of the most important research and development centers in Carinthia, which is demonstrated, among other things, by international research successes in space technology, not to mention having attracted ‘Silicon Austria Labs’ to settle in Villach.

- Günther Albel

Technology Park and education consultant Vice Mayor Irene Hochstett Lackner: “In Villach we can cover all fields of education from the youngest on up, and offer residents of all ages the best educational opportunities. The outstanding partnership with the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences ensures that we can also satisfy modern educational needs at the university level.

“The clean and contemporary façades of the two-story building, as well as the overall construction of the winning project, chiefly constructed of cross-laminated timbers (CLTs), is impressively sustainable and speaks to efficiency,” says Herbert Kotschnig, Deputy CEO of CUAS, summarizing the decision of the competition jury. Moreover, the layout of the interior testing areas promises maximum flexibility for use and future changes. In the finished laboratory, the various test procedures will be carried out under precisely defined conditions. These test areas range from electrical devices and electromobility to topics around renewable energy, such as heat pumps or power inverters for photovoltaic installations, for example.