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Shopping malls are vibrant urban spaces, and any attached parking can add to the overall impression. The recently renovated underground parking garage at the SILLPARK Shopping Center in Innsbruck provides wide parking spaces, with bright and inviting architecture.

A client with high standards

The SES Spar European Shopping Centers GmbH operates around 30 shopping locations and is specialized in high-quality, spacious retail property. When it comes to new construction or renovation, the company relies on state-of-the-art technology and sustainable building. SES Spar has the highest quality expectations regarding their production – it is their goal to provide an exceptional shopping experience to their customers.

Arriving at your happy place

The new underground parking garage at the SILLPARK is bright and inviting, offering especially wide parking spaces. The high-quality construction is evident throughout structure.

Exactly right: BG-FILCOTEN parkline

The BG-FILCOTEN parkline channel perfectly underlines this concept. The channel and grating are cast as a single unit, facilitating a quiet and smooth driving experience. BG-FILCOTEN parkline is also perfectly suited for busy foot traffic. Robert Eder, our technical support at BG-Graspointner had this to say:

There was minimal noise emission. With a slot width of 12.5 millimeters, the channel is also easily accessible for wheelchairs (standard wheel width: 37 mm).

The sleek look of the BG-FILCOTEN parkline seamlessly flows the modern architecture of the underground parking garage.

SES is all about sustainability

Sustainability is especially important to SES. This is why the FILCOTEN HPC channel was perfect for the project. The FILCOTEN HPC (High Performance Concrete) material is made from mineral raw material and is 100 % recyclable. The material is produced exclusively with green electricity and is free from resins and dissolvents. This makes it possible to build drainage channels with lightweight construction and preserve resources, while achieving the same stability and load capacity as common concrete systems. Thanks to their verified environmental performance evaluation according to ISO 14040/14044 and EN 15804, the BG-FILCOTEN channels also set an example for environmental awareness. For those reasons they are perfectly suited for sustainable building projects.

Constructing for the future

Sustainability also includes durable construction. The longer the expected life of a building, the more sustainable the outcome. BG-FILCOTEN parkline is able to meet these demands. The FILCOTEN HPC material is corrosion-free and lasts three times longer than stainless steel solutions. The individual levels of the garage have been planned and constructed as follows: reinforced concrete, high-performance bonded screed and sealing, as well as a wearing surface made from synthetic resin to protect the overall structure from exposure to de-icing salt.

What is sustainable planning?

Bernard Ingenieure ( – a leading engineering company in Austria – was put in charge of retrofitting the concrete. They decided to hand over the detailed planning to architect Siegfried Hybner ( a specialist in sustainable projects. Hybner was aware of the inflationary use of the term sustainability, but he also knew what it really meant and how to implement it into his everyday work.

To me, sustainable planning means that the standard solution isn’t always the most fitting. It’s better to think about what is best for a project.

According to Hybner, it is much more important to take a step back to assess the conditions and the demands first, followed by finding sustainable solutions. This means being open to new ideas and questioning the status quo. This also explains the switch from tarmac to a synthetic resin sealing and the focus on long-lasting usability throughout this project.

The three levels of sustainability

According to Hybner, sustainable planning includes three components:

  1. All of the people involved must start the project with high-quality renovation in mind
  2. The use of suitable, high-quality products
  3. Professional execution

SES was continuously open to my planning ideas and this made it possible to deviate from the common technical paths.

BG-Graspointner is the perfect partner for my idea of sustainable planning. FILCOTEN HPC is a premium quality material designed for long-lasting usability. It comes with an exceptional adaptability and accuracy of fit.

Hybner was impressed by BG-Graspointner’s philosophy that corresponds to his standard of sustainable construction – a we were glad to hear it.

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Project profile

Project name: Renovation underground carpark SILLPARK

Location: Innsbruck, Austria

Installed channel types: BG-FILCOTEN parkline // BG-FLEX sigma bottom outlets

Total installed length in meters: 700m, 144 bottom outlets

BG support services: Hydraulic calculations, special design bottom outlets specific for this project

Client/builder: BERNARD Ingenieure ZT GmbH

BG project team members: Kirchebner Christoph, Robert Eder, Speer Josef

Architect/planner: BERNARD: Mayramhof Martin, Hybner Siegfried

Building contractor: Bauschutz Wels

Robert Eder
Technical Support
BG-Graspointner GmbH
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