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Competition

Nordbahnhof

1020 Vienna (AT)

On the 85 ha Nordbahnhof site, the most important urban development area in Vienna, the tallest of the eight new high-rise buildings to be built is to be developed at 95 m, the highest of its total. It has a special urban development position in the free centre and is to play a key role as a district high-rise for the development of the guiding principles, identity and revitalisation of the district.

Design

NL Architects

Project category

New-built

Client

Erste gemeinnützige Wohnungsgesellschaft Heimstätte Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG

Planning period

2018​

Building data

Gross floor area: 21,600 m²
Floor area ratio: 23,910 m²

Approximate areas

Apartments: 350

Services

Short listed competition

Status

Competition complete

Team

Project director: Christoph Wassmann
Project leader: Christoph Wassmann
Project team: Christoph Wassmann, Ekin Veziroglu, Denise Sokolowski 

 
Consultants and specialist planners

Structural engineer: Bollinger, Zieritz & Partner ZT GmbH

With both inexpensive and privately financed apartments on a gross floor area of 29,840 m², it is to be positioned on a mixed-use pedestal, together with a 35 m high town house with at least 6,520 m² gross floor area and one third residential use.

 

The residential tower designed is oriented towards several sides and its basic structure is a faceted, differentiated triangle with a central access zone and three attached 8 m deep wings.  On each of the 30 floors, at least 12 residential units are accessed via a collective meeting room, which is naturally lit via its three vertices and offers a view of the surroundings. At these points, it will be possible to attach attach communal areas in the form of verandas. The developed apartment types range from 57 m² Type B apartments with 2 rooms to 87 m² Type D apartments with 4 rooms.

 

In the base zone, an area designed as a winter garden connects the high-rise residential building including community and development areas located there with the open-use town house including commercial areas. With maximum permeability between inside and outside, various informal and commercial uses can be accommodated here.

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