Internationally operating Unger Steel Group proved itself again with excellent steel structures and received on 15th September 2015 in Istanbul the European Steel Design Award from the European Convention for Constructural Steelwork (ECCS). The award was given for the diamond-shaped roof at the new Vienna Central Railway Station. Unger received this prestigious award for the third time: In 2007 the jury bestowed an award for the “Bucharest Tower Center” in Romania and in 2009 for the West Wing of the city library “Neue Mitte Lehen” in Salzburg.
The European Steel Design Award is given biannually for projects, which represent the outstanding properties of steel in modern architecture. The new Vienna Central Railway Station has already earned itself a reputation as one of the most significant multi-modal hubs within the trans-European rail network. Approximately 7,000 tons of steel were assembled for the widely visible 37,000 sqm roof structure, which is equal to the quantities used for the Eiffel Tower in Paris.