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The MP09 Building by GS Architects is Nicknamed 'Black Panther'

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: gsarchitects.at and contemporist
As I look at the MP09 Building, I can’t help but think that this is what a structure would look like if it collided with another piece of architecture. A stunning, sculptural creation, the MP09 Building was nicknamed the ‘black panther’ because of its ferocious presence.

Designed by GS Architects, the MP09 Building is the new headquarters for the Uniopt Pachleitner Group, an eyewear and jewelry company based in Graz, Austria. The building not only reflects the products the company designs, but also its culture and philosophy.

By opting for a ventilated rainscreen-cladding system from Sto, the MP09 Building was able to boast sharp edges, imposing angles and a pure black finish.