DELTA and CMb establish Department of disruptive Disciplines

DELTA invests seven figures in, pushes ATMOS project and jointly develops Europe’s first department for disruptive disciplines at Tabakfabrik Linz.

“In order to implement special projects, such as ATMOS Research&Resort, a variety of skills, disciplines, agile processes and a place of enablement are needed in addition to the right mindset and a permanent striving. We are proud and happy to have found an optimal implementation partner in the DELTA Group, with whom we are now also starting a project that is unique in Europe: the Department of Disruptive Disciplines in the GRAND GARAGE of the Tabakfabrik Linz.”

For Linz Mayor Klaus Luger, this is a right step in times of Green Deal and Bauhaus 4.0: “If we take the ‘New European Bauhaus’ initiative seriously, we must promote platforms for experimentation and networking. In recent years, the Tabakfabrik Linz has undertaken a prototypical transformation from Bauhaus 1920 to Bauhaus 4.0, where the bridge between science and technology, art and culture, living space and Green Deal succeeds through collaboration. The construction industry in particular has a massive impact on the way we live, shape our city and influence our environment. Securing the high standard of living in Linz for generations to come is my greatest concern as mayor. That’s why I’m delighted that the first hub for urban development is opening in Linz. The Department of Disruptive Disciplines is the right push at the right time in the right place.”

Construction turnaround by construction lodge

Forced by digitalization, technological development, demographic change as well as environmental and value issues, the international real estate industry is undergoing rapid change and has to master major challenges. In Europe’s cities, there is a paradigm shift from looking at things individually to thinking holistically.

“We are a holistic service provider in building construction, a creative building thinker and the right partner to give space to innovative ideas. Our slogan is not called ‘We give cooperation’ for nothing. From the very beginning, we have had the privilege of accompanying ATMOS and helping to shape this pioneering project. In association with and SORAVIA, we want to expand our pioneering position in the field of future-oriented technologies and make an important contribution to society through cooperative, reliable and forward-looking action. We thus obtain know-how about sensor and satellite technology and extend the view – from the foundation to outer space. Our vision is to create sentient buildings and sensitive cities by means of IoT,” says Wolfgang Kradischnig, Managing Director of DELTA Holding GmbH.

“New competences are needed, existing networks are linked and talents for new professions are sought. This development challenges the current products, structures and value creation processes in and around real estate and adequate answers can only be found through cooperation,” adds Wolfgang Gomernik, Managing Director of DELTA Ukraine and responsible for Business Development, Alliances and Digitalization in the DELTA Group. “Creating a platform in an inspiring environment, such as the Tabakfabrik, is a format of innovation for us and our customers and offers the possibility of international exchange.”

Technology alliance with the GRAND GARAGE – world-class cabinet of wonders of workmanship

Ruth Arrich-Deinhammer and Werner Arrich, the two managing directors of the GRAND GARAGE, see the establishment of the construction industry alliance as “powerful proof of the magnetism of the GRAND GARAGE, the Tabakfabrik and Linz. The implementation of the radical collaboration orientation of the city’s joint innovation ecosystem is taken to the next level with this step.”

“With the Department of Disruptive Disciplines, we are developing new processes and projects at the interface of real estate development, urban development, technology, digitalization and society. Our alliance was already able to celebrate an international success with the first joint bid submitted,” says a delighted Ingo Huber, new CFO at and owner representative of the DELTA Group. “And, extraordinary are not only our topics, but also our alliance, since star architect Wolf D. Prix with Coop Himmelb(l)au, Harald Katzmair of FASresearch, lawyer construction and real estate expert Markus Singer, COFO Entertainment, HuemerIT as well as the Future Health Lab of ORF health expert and physician Prof. Siegfried Meryn are among our partners in the department.”

Maria Dietrich, COO of GmbH since its founding in 2016, becomes the new shareholder and continues to form the new management team as authorized signatory alongside Chris Müller and Ingo Huber. “As a ‘Think & Do Tank’, is located in Europe’s first and thus also largest 5G Maker-Space, the GRAND GARAGE, and is part of the innovation universe of Tabakfabrik Linz. Thus, we can offer our customers a Wunderkammer of making, which is suitable for all kinds of innovation. Through us there is access to an open workshop with over 90 professional machines and access to digital technologies, a welding workshop, CNC milling, 3D printers, industrial robots and laser cutters. These tools and all creativity are required when it comes to the challenges of climate change and the EU’s goals to combine sustainability and aesthetics, to make them tangible and affordable. With ambitious ‘Green Line’ projects and the competencies of our partners, we want to make a significant contribution to the idea of a ‘new European Bauhaus’,” says Dietrich.

ATMOS Resort&Research, a core project of, is also a core project of the department. COO Eva Aspalter is leading the innovation process with the department partners HuemerIT and Cloudflight. “Climate targets, quality of life and urban development can no longer be thought of without the air factor. ATMOS has built up know-how in this area, which can now be implemented on a broader scale. For our holistic approach, the department offers the optimal prerequisite, since several disciplines meet here, which we unite in applications.”