We are a service point that offers a wide range and variety of support services for the economy at large.
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy with the Department – Cultural Heritage and the two subordinate agencies:
Burghauptmannschaft Österreich (BHÖ), which is responsible for property administration and construction management of all objects and properties in Austria which are owned by the Republic, and
Bundesmobilienverwaltung (BMobV), which is responsible for managing objects and properties passed from court into federal ownership after World War I.
We currently manage 103 properties with 449 buildings and 477 other objects (monuments, fountains, enclosures and similar objects) which are part of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Austria and are used by federal agencies, museums or federal organisations, by churches or private individuals. Our service includes an overall approach to construction and property management based on the concept of "created in the past / used in the present / preserved for the future".
Another service we provide is the management of furniture and fixtures owned by the Republic. Our focus is on movable goods which passed from the monarchy to the State of Austria in 1919. Expert care, maintenance and preservation of these items with their inherent cultural history (such as the imperial furniture in Schönbrunn, the imperial apartments and silver collection at the Hofburg and the imperial furniture collection etc.) guards their cultural, economic, touristic and political value.
Moreover, we represent the owner of Schönbrunner Tiergarten GmbH and Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsgesellschaft mbH. This responsibility needs to take into account the special cultural value of the palace and zoo of Schönbrunn, also as part of the UNESCO’s world cultural heritage, to meet the requirements expected and desired by present and future visitors and with due regard to their business management and social setting (Imperial Austria).
We support all private and public bodies that commission works and services by taking the lead in developing
- standardised specifications for building works,
- standard specifications for mechanical and electrical installations, and
- the monthly building cost indices
and providing them for downloading free of charge from our homepage.
Cultural Heritage - Fundamental Issues: firstname.lastname@example.org