Metro Supermarket Zero 1

Ecological construction at the highest of environmental standards with sustainability and exceptional quality at very economical prices – that was the brief for the architects and planners. The result is Zero 1, the first wooden-built supermarket from the Austrian METRO chain, constructed in accordance with the “plus energy” standard.

While the existing Metro stores were built to basic energy standards and with regular building materials, Zero 1 has raised the bar in these areas.

In order to create a sustainable, highly energy-efficient building, Zero 1 was constructed on the basis of a timber frame. Compared to other building materials, the amount of energy required to build a plus energy building like Zero 1 is marginal.


The high build quality and the high energy standards contributed towards a drastic reduction in the build costs – in fact, it cost no more to build than a regular supermarket.

The wooden finishes on all visible surfaces within the supermarket give the space a warm and welcoming feel. The unpolished EGGER OSB 4 TOP and EGGER OSB 3 boards that were used for the roof structure and the walls were installed with the intention of being seen, and simply enhance the natural ambience.

Their striking, coarse texture creates a living design and they also meet the highest of quality standards thanks to their excellent technical qualities.