This is a vertical extension with good floor plans, a good mix of flats, and a cost-efficient construction method. It succeeds in translating the qualities of Vienna social housing into the vertical extension, while at the same time adding value to the existing building. The project is designed as a wood panel construction with visible ribbed slabs: plain and simple just like the Gründerzeit buildings. All in all, this is a well thought-out, restrained but natural extension of the existing building.
Good and simple, from the construction down to the floor plans
Oliver Thomschke, Guido Bauer, Judith Wirth
Technische Universität Wien
Study Program, Department
ITI Institut für Architekturwissenschaften, Tragwerksplanung und Ingenieurholzbau
Peter Bauer, Alireza Fadai, Felipe Riola Parada