Housing for single parents

The former Siemensgründe area in the west of Vienna is undergoing development into a new residential quarter, with approximately 530 units spread across several building sites. Among these, the “Orchidea” component is designated for subsidized housing for single parents. This component comprises 124 compact flats spread over 8 floors, arranged around a south-facing inner courtyard.

For single parents, fostering good neighborliness and providing opportunities for social interaction are particularly important. Therefore, alongside the compact flats, there is a generous offering of communal spaces. The layout of the flats prioritizes clarity, allowing parents to keep an eye on their children while cooking, working, or relaxing. A deep-cut, fully glazed winter garden ensures a constant visual connection, serving as an additional living space, “joker room,” or climate buffer throughout the year. To maintain privacy as needed, fixed curtains can be used to visually separate individual rooms and areas within the flats.


Clemens Kirsch Architektur


Year of completion

Vienna, Austria

Total area
7.100 m2

Hertha Hurnaus

Project Partners

General contractor: STRABAG

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