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STA / zwei+plus Intergenerational Living in the Stavangergasse, Vienna

zwei+plus is an innovative new concept for Intergenerational Living.
It is subsidized social housing, whose units are let in pairs to two cooperating, intergenerational households. These paired households, known as tandems, can be family or just plain friends; what is important is that they move in concurrently and commit themselves to cooperative, intergenerational living. In a time where independent living is treasured yet social support networks are needed, zwei+plus allows mutually supporting tandems the chance to live in the same estate. The separate, yet paired units are close enough for stress-free assistance, yet far enough apart, that a necessary measure of privacy is preserved.
The architecture provides a worthy framework for this social program. Numerous common rooms facilitate formal and informal gathering. The plasticity of the building massing and the dimensions of the estate’s courtyards lend a feeling of comfortable scale, and the wooden detailing provides interest and warmth.

Credits

Architecture
trans_city TC ZT; Christian Aulinger, Mark Gilbert

Client
Österreichische Volkswohnungswerk ÖVW

Year of completion
2018

Location
Vienna, Austria

Total area
14.200 m2

Site area
5.780 m2

Photos
Hertha Hurnaus, Leonhard Hilzensauer

Project Partners

Implenia, FELBERMAYER Fenster und Türen Erzeugungs-GmbH, Holzbau Weiz, Overtec Leichtbau Attika

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