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Office Building Rathausstraße 1 – BUWOG Headquarter, Vienna

Concept
The design won an open international architecture competition in 2013. The concept envisages the integration of an urban office building into a historical environment while taking a distinctive and contemporary approach. Although manifesting as a freestanding monolithic building, a perceptual grid interacts with its context. The development out of the analytical parameter-trio: depth, material and detailing is most prominently reflected in the outer façade cladding. The Arcade, mezzanine, main and attic floors translate gradations of the Wilhelminian style houses – not last in its immediate surroundings. Large storey heights, attractive rooms and a sophisticated façade depart from the premise of creating a long-lasting building, which could also accommodate adaptations. On the inside, a generous central foyer expands towards the inner courtyard lying above by a glass roof. The office-wings are structured by a flexible layout that can be used as an open plan or for cell offices. The climatically favourable double facade improves the individual comfort by openable windows.

Credits

Architecture
Schuberth und Schuberth / Stadler Prenn / Ostertag

Client
BUWOG

Year of completion
2014-2018

Location
Vienna, Austria

Total area
8.880 m2 above ground
1.220 m2 underground

Site area
3.763 m2

Photos
Christoph Panzer

Project Partners

Atelier Heiss ZT GmbH, Gmeiner & Haferl Zivilingenieure ZT GmbH, AFC Aluminium Fassaden Consulting GmbH / MDE Metal Design Engineering GmbH, Lindle + Bukor atelier für Landschaft, Podgorschek & Podgorschek Lighting Design OEG, TB Ing. Heiling GesmbH, Strabag AG (Direktion AR), Metallica Stahl– und Fassadentechnik GmbH, mirrorINOX GmbH & Co. KG, NBK Keramik GmbH, FDT GmbH, Schüco, Peneder Holding GmbH, feco Systeme GmbH, Schindler Elevator Corporation, Regent, Flos, Santa& Cole, Vibia, Louis Poulsen, Occhio, Prolicht, Tobias Grau, Tar-getti, Kreon, XAL, Zumtobel, Erco, Schrutek, Wever & Ducre, Niefergall Leuchten-Manifaktur, Autled, Proled, Schrutek, Desso Field, Weitzer Parkett, Admonter Parkett, Apavisa Feinstein, Hansgrohe, Rosskopf und Partner, Franke, Wittmann, Carpet Sign, Pode, Fritz Hansen, +Halle, Zeitraum, Menu, Artek, Moroso, Anna Prinzhorn, Cassina, Kvadrat, Lammhults, &tradition, Vitra, Lampert, Prostoria, Knoll Inter-national, Viteo

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