Is it shameless to potentiate the apparent fragmentation of the environment through the fragmentation of the building?
In Trondheimgasse, 22nd district of Vienna, a multi-storey residential building with approx. 50 apartments and a police station on the ground floor is to be built. In addition, various community facilities are to be provided for the residents, such as an office, a wellness area, a party room and a storage room for deliveries.
The surroundings represent an archipelago of residential models, characterised by fragmented, plot-oriented development. By “squared parcelling”—the parcelling of the plot—the object is condensed into a micro-cluster of 5 buildings: the place is given an urban dimension, a distinctive address. Individualisation also continues inside: Each floor accommodates 8 to 9 unique apartments, nine multi-orientated, differently tailored characters. Two-layer living reconciles openness and individualisation: each apartment has a unique location with a unique floor plan that remains adaptable.