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Housing complex Pantucekgasse

Housing complex Pantucekgasse

Facts
Pantucekgasse 33, 1110 Vienna
Typology: Group of towers development
Construction year: 1970
Number of apartments: 446
Architects: Rudolf Angelides, Edgar Göth, Ludwig Hammerschmid, Walter Hübner, Friedrich Holey, Ernst Lederer-Ponzer, Günther Ludwig, Kurt Neugebauer, Eugenie Pippal-Kottnig, Richard Praun, Harald Scheidl, Adolf Svancar, Friedrich Weinkopf

Architecture
This housing complex is known as the second generation of Viennese prefabricated building estates. Due to growing criticism of the free-standing ribbon development of the first generation, an attempt was made to return to the traditional Viennese model of building around a courtyard. Therefore, the buildings were designed to stand orthogonally around a courtyard. Additionally, the second phase of Viennese prefabricated constructions are characterised by a departure from exclusively four- and nine-storey residential buildings. The goal was to have more variability. The estate has a total of 18 tower-like complexes combined to six groups of buildings, which distinguishes them quite clearly from the construction design of the Viennese prefabricated complexes of the years before. Three different types of buildings were designed, which were used for the second (Thürnlhofstraße 20 - 24) and the fourth part of the building (Pantucekgasse 9 - 11). All three building types have two things in common; first, the central development, and second, the radial arrangement of four apartments per storey. Every apartment of the five- to nine-storey-high residential buildings has a loggia.
Due to the protruding loggias, avant-corps developed, which additionally supported the verticalisation of the building together with the tower-like design. The side walls and the parapets are made of precast concrete slabs with a washed concrete slab surface. All residential buildings have a basement extending out half a storey over the ground, which in turn forms the base zone, also designed in a different colour. The buildings of the housing complex have not yet had any thermal restoration, which is why the façade grid typical for prefabricated building and the façade material used is visible.