Username Password  
  Forgot your password?  
ItalianoEnglish
 
  COME VEDERE L'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA HOW TO SEE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
COME VEDERE L'ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA HOW TO SEE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
HOME
ARCHITECT | LOCATION | TYPOLOGY | EXHIBITIONS | ADVANCED SEARCH

BUILDING
 
 
Junges wohnen am Nordbahnhof
Housing for young people
Top
DESIGNER
 
 
Synn
Top
DESCRIPTION
 
Synn architekten Junges wohnen am Nordbahnhof  ViennaHousing for young people must meet three conditions: It must be affordable, should respond flexibly to changing situations and offer generous interior and exterior spaces for communication.

Our project offers small economic units - "mini-lofts" -with a flexible floor plan (one or two room flats) - the fixed sanitary box manages the spatial separation. A "smart wall" covers the back wall of the unit and includes the kitchen and storage facilities. The apartments are functioning as one- or two-room family dwellings and are organized by a function block (toilet, bath) where equivalent rooms are arranged around. These rooms can be put together as needed (wardrobe, curtains, light weight wall) and thus change to two or three bedroom apartments.

Synn architekten Junges wohnen am Nordbahnhof  ViennaWith its compact housing units on one side, on the other side the supply of differentiated but flexible open spaces for communication and social interaction is a central task. These are the common areas in the floors – we call them the floating gardens - and other open spaces on the ground floor including the “sunken garden” as the connecting theme of the neighborhood.

The building itself is lifted above the service facilities on the ground floor to generate a covered open space. Like boxes the storerooms for waste, bicycles and strollers are pushed under the building as a continuation of the open space concept. Dominant colors accentuate these boxes at the ground floor. The spacious and covered outdoor areas under the building can be used as meeting places - they are directly connected to the adjacent paths, leading to the district-related green and open spaces.

Two times the aisle lying in the middle of the building leads to the long sides against the facade - the "floating gardens". These fully glazed common areas serve as meeting places, chill out areas or spaces for events and also as exposure of the aisle. From roof windows the natural light spreads trough cuts in the floors into the circulation core, down to the ground floor. During night these holes in the floors serve as a light sculpture for the exposure of the aisle.

The roof as a rest area for sunbathing, chatting, or as a meeting place for mothers with young children can be reached via the elevator.
The buildings equipment also refers to young living and allows for some self-formation. Kitchen and cabinets are arranged on the wall to the aisle, allowing the installation of standard kitchen and closet systems.
Top
MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete

Solid building, prefabricated concrete

Top
LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Austria [Österreich]
State
Vienna [Wien]
Town
Vienna [Wien]
Neighborhoods
Bezirk 02 Leopoldstadt
Address
Rabensburgerstraße 17
 
 
Top
MAP
 
 
Top
TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Buildings for single social categories
Top
CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2007 - 2008     project winner of competition
Realisation
2009 - 2011
Top
CLIENT
 
 
Gebös
Gemeinnützige Baugenossenschaft österreichischer Siedler und Mieter
Top
AMOUNT
 
 
€ 8,000,000 (€/sq.m. 1,451)
Top
DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
84 apartments
Surface
site sq.m. 2,449
built-up sq.m. 979.5
floor sq.m. 5,511
Top
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
DI Hannes Batik
Top
STAFF
 
Gestione del progetto
Arch. DI Bettina Krauk, Arch. DI Barbara Urban
Design team
Katharina Tanzberger, Stefanie Müller (competition)
Masterplan
Dr. Ronald Mischek ZT GmbH
Developer
Mathias Tabor (Firma Mischek)
Top
CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Manfred Seidl
Drawings © synn architecten
Text edited by synn architecten
Courtesy by synn architekten

synn architecten Junges wohnen am Nordbahnhof  Vienna



If you haven't already clicked on the photo strip at the top of the page, for the gallery of photos [18 images] and drawings [8 images], enter here
 
 
Contacts    Copyright © 2004 - 2017 MONOSTUDIO | ARCHITECTOUR.NET
 
| Disclaimer | Conditions of use | Credits |