Our project Residential Complex VORGARTENSTRASSE 98-106 has been awarded in ‘Social Housing’ category at the Residential Buildings of the Year 2021 Awards („Wohnbauten des Jahres 2021”). The Callwey publishing house regularly presents the award to honour the best realised residential constructions and concepts.
The project comprises four residential towers that blend seamlessly into a lush landscape. The development extends along the street Vorgartenstrasse, and rises from a base containing one- and two-storey courtyard apartments to its top-floor residences sitting above middle floors with a variety of apartment types. A wide green strip along the street line resembles traditional look and character of Vienna’s Vorgartenstrasse street. It is divided into smaller gardens connected with a central green zone “Freie Mitte” by a network of pathways spread through the new residential area. The towers feature a clinker brick facade, whose materiality pays homage to the former railway station Wien Nord (North Vienna) while maintaining a strong identity in the new urban district that is coming into being.
Each apartment has a separate open space in the form of loggias or private gardens. The design blends the towers seamlessly into a natural landscape, adding lush greenery in-between the buildings.
A publication that showcases the winning projects is already available: