0181 Aspern housing block, Vienna, AT
The project “Green Mountain Housing” starts from the very rich Viennese architectural history with its complex cultural, social, economic and urban agenda.
The project proposes an extremely flexible and open structure that can adapt over time to different needs, demands and functions. By doing so the building can house a mix of very different urban programs in one structure. A building with such qualities can be far more sustainable than any functionalist design because it could be easily used for a period of 200 years or more.
The typology will allow the production of an inspiring and vital mix of different programs based on the demands of economy. The qualities of the programmatic mix of the 19th century urbanism can be re-produced by this project in Aspern-Seestadt. The intention of the project is to find a form for a project that offers an intense and playful dialogue between the interior of the apartments and commercial spaces on the one hand, and the natural environment and the public space on the other hand. By doing so the building will not have a “classical façade” that separates public and private but will more functioning as an layered interface between inside and outside.
0181 Aspern housing block
mixed type housing, boarding house, swimming pool, commercial spaces and parking garage
invited competition, selected
Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG