Mühlgrundgasse

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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

13.485 m²

Year

Venue

State

Category

Size

2016

Vienna

Competition

Living

13.485 m²

Year

2016

Venue

Vienna

State

Competition

Category

Living

Size

13.485 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.

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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 fundamentallyrestricted 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 facestowards 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.

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.

Muehlgrundgasse 01

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

Structural fire protection

Norbert Rabl ZT GmbH, Graz

Sociology

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

Landscape design

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

Hard facts

Start of planning: 2016

Usable floor area: 6.998,61 m²

Gross floor area: 13.485 m²

Building volume: 32.846 m³

Location: 22nd district of Vienna, AT

Use: Hos

Scope: Property developer competition

Model

Harald Schmidt, Vienna

Renderings

Patricia Bagienski, Vienna

Award

1st prize