Mühlgrundgasse

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Skizze

Respectful coexistence and the linking ofhouseholds of different kinds – in an admittedly “hard” urbanenvironment with different references.

Year

2016

Venue

Vienna

State

Competition

Category

Living

Size

16.167 m²

Year

Venue

State

Category

Size

2016

Vienna

Competition

Living

16.167 m²

Year

2016

Venue

Vienna

State

Competition

Category

Living

Size

16.167 m²

Housing beside the metro

"Pioneering" on Mühlgrundgasse

The term “pioneering” as a thematicsuperstructure for an exposed building site.

The quality required by a growing city = challengeto a strongly defined infrastructure:

Housingdirectly beside the metro line.

Respectful coexistence and the linking ofhouseholds of different kinds – in an admittedly “hard” urbanenvironment with different references.

Quiet and privacy, as well as casual encountersand communication are to be offered here.

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Housing beside the metro as prototypical urban housing, in a certain sense.

Architecture, urban planning


The building site: the cutting for the metro line

A site characterised by its striking location onthe U2 metro line

Decoupled position … and therefore fundamentally restricted in terms of direction

Building structure: two in dialogue

Individual buildings in their relationship andplacing to each other as a dialogue-based structure

Courtyard as the central point and the socialcentre

Circulation and open space: opening the ensemblein a directional way

The courtyard opens to the street space in acarefully controlled way, as does the part of the site thatunderneath the elevated metro line.

Circulation area from Mühlgrundgasse

The courtyard’s second connecting point faces towards the young people’s play area.

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User and need-oriented

The housing typology is diverse, a strong conceptfor “smart apartments” was worked out. The inclined courtyardfacades create an incremental stepping of the apartment sizes andlayouts, so that, despite the compactness of the geometry, a certaingame with the areas and layout is encouraged. The possibilities areworked out at a larger scale.

Thanks to their variety the apartments offer awide range for different user groups. Even within the respectivetypes variations for different functions are indicated. In the areaof inter-generational living, for example, residential communitiesfor singles or elderly people are offered, which are characterised byindividual single rooms with living/sleeping and sanitary areas,connected to a communal part with entrance zone/kitchen/eating area.

Architecture as a field of tension between directional openness and individual retreat

Living in community

At pronounced points in the circulation network: social cristallisation points as places of encounter. A significant aspect of this communal coexistence lies in the way the communal spaces, rather than just the individual apartments, exploit the building's southerly orientation.
This special feature, which is specific to the location, makes a virtue of necessity, as it were and generates an unexpected social factor out of the apparent deficiencies of the site.

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Architecture

Pichler & Traupmann Architects

Design team

Bartosz Lewandowski (team leader)
Klemens Gabriel
Peter Grandits
Joachim Kess
Alexander Tauber

Project team

Wolfgang Windt (project leader)
Hedye Darman
Patrik Drechsler
Peter Grandits
David Guisado T.
Barbara Jarmaczki
Joachim Kess
Tibor Koczian
Daniel Moral T.
Milan Suchánek
Julian Straub
Alexander Tauber

Client

wohnfonds_wien, fonds für wohnbau und stadterneuerung, Vienna

Aufbau Gemeinnützige Bau-, Wohnungs- und Siedlungs reg.Gen.mbH, Vienna

Structural design, MEP engineering, building physics

Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH

Haustechnik

MS Gebäudetechnik GmbH, Wien | Stefan Aigner Gebäudetechnik, Hallein

E-Technik

Elektro Göbl GmbH, Neustadt

Structural fire protection

Norbert Rabl ZT GmbH, Graz

Sociology

wohnbund:consult, Büro f. Stadt.Raum.Entwicklung, Vienna

Landscape design

DI Dr. Karin Standler, Technisches Büro für Landschaftsplanung, Vienna

Baufirma

Swietelsky AG, Vienna

Hard facts

Start of planning: 2016
Start of construction: 2019
Completion: 2021
Usable floor area: 6.999 m²
Gross floor area: 16.167 m²
Building volume: 34.731 m³
Location: 22nd district of Vienna, AT
Use: Residential
Scope: Designer with responsibility for all design services

Photographs

Toni Rappersberger, Vienna

Model

Harald Schmidt, Vienna

Renderings

Patricia Bagienski, Vienna

Award

1st prize (competition)