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proHolz Student Trophy 2020 - Task

Light up! Vertical extensions with wood

The aim of proHolz Student Trophy 2020 is to explore the potential for the densification in the city using wood as a building material. Specifically, the competition is focused on two-storey vertical extensions of 3 existing residential buildings from the 1960s in Vienna. Many cities in Europe have to face the challenges of increasing numbers of inhabitants and a lack of developable space. However, they have many residential buildings from the 1960s and 1970s which have a lot of raising potential, and therefore could contribute to solving this housing shortage problem.

The goal is to find the system solutions in wood or timber hybrid, which can also be used for other residential buildings of the same type from the same period. 

Competition objects
_ Housing complex Maroltingergasse
_ Housing complex Brunnweg
_ Housing complex Pantucekgasse

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