Missing Links

This project shows how connection and cutting off can work without pandering, so that the qualities of a complex are gradually revealed, similar to how great music opens itself up to repeated listening or upon closer examination.

Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

The final station simmering on line U3 of the Vienna metro: residential buildings from different periods characterise the district. This seems surprisingly appealing, due to the fact that here there are streets of houses, and not loosely connected detached buildings with securely locked front doors on the outskirts of town, thus creating a dense urban design quality. This project shows how connection and cutting off can work without pandering, so that the qualities of a complex are gradually revealed, similar to how great music opens itself up to repeated listening or upon closer examination.

With the residential area Lorystrasse 122, COLONIarchitects and *platzhalter Architektur created three constructed parts that are marked with many unpretentious surprises.

A dialogue between the planning partners, a calling back to the original brick structure at this location, and the sensitive inclusion of the built environment, all led to something that would otherwise appear impossible on the drawing board: the flair of an evolved structure.

The complete article is published in Summer issue of Piranesi No. 38, Summer 2016, Vol. 24.

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Project Data

Architecture:
*platzhalter architektur (Building A, Cooperation on Urban Planning):
Dominik Hennecke, Andreas Kittinger

COLONIarchitects (Buildings B, C):
Alessio Coloni, Marko Coloni

Associates: Matej Perčič, Dorina Makula, Alexandra Lamperti
Programme:
111 Wohneinheiten / Residential units, 1 Wohngemeinschaft / Flat-sharing community, 1 Geschäft / Shop

Design
2012-2015

Completion
2017
Urban Planning, Project Development, Project Management
raum & kommunikation: Robert Korab, Susanne Korab, Regina Gschwendtner

Art in Architecture
Herbert Hofer

Statics
Dorr-Schober & Partner ZT GmbH

Open Space Planning
idealice

Construction Physics
Erich Röhrer

Building Services
Planungsbüro Pesek

Electricity
AnlagenPlan GmbH

Client
WBG – Genossenschaft Wien

Visualisation
Marko Coloni

GFS (Gross Floor Space): 13462 m²
LS (Living Space): 8630 m²