Wientalterrassen Residential Quarter / Berger+Parkkinen Architekten
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The 30,000 m2 flagship residential quarter Wientalterrassen in Käthe-Dorsch-Gasse in Vienna’s 14th district was lately accomplished by the Austrian-Finnish architectural agency Berger + Parkkinen in a three way partnership with architect Christoph Lechner & Companion. The residential advanced was awarded klimaaktiv Gold and, with its vitality idea, in depth use of inexperienced roofs, photo voltaic cells, and vitality know-how improvements, is a primary instance of sustainability in observe in building and operation. Berger+Parkkinen, who was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Structure and Sustainability 2021, supplies one other instance of their experience in future-oriented, ecologically- acutely aware structure with this challenge.
The design of the Wientalterrassen residential advanced emerged in 2018 as one of many two profitable initiatives for the Käthe-Dorsch-Gasse location from a developer competitors organized by ÖBB Immobilienmanagement GmbH and Wohnfonds _Wien.
After three years of building, a 30,000 m2 residential advanced was created, providing numerous housing choices oriented towards totally different existence. The challenge contains a complete of 295 flats – 196 backed rental residences, 99 smaller SMART flats in addition to two shared flats for youngsters and younger folks and two assisted models for folks with particular wants. As well as, the advanced features a day heart run by the administration of the Wiener Pensionist:innenheime (Vienna Retirement Houses), which connects generations, in addition to one other day heart for exterior wheelchair customers and workplace house.
The ensemble consists of 5 homes throughout the Vienna River and connecting buildings alongside the valley. The north facet going through the railway seems as a protracted, rhythmic “again” with particular person glazed openings into the internal courtyards. The partially open and partially closed courtyards are the guts of the advanced and are ideally suited to out of doors communication and interplay.
So as to make the particular location within the Wiental an expertise for all residents, beneficiant terrace areas are deliberate above the decrease, south-facing parts. Of their staggered association, additionally when it comes to top, the three “Wientalterrassen” supply a particular open house for the folks dwelling there.
The distinction in top to the railway web site within the north is attribute of the challenge. In accordance with the dedication, the constructing constructions descend from the upper railway stage in the direction of the south and the present residential buildings. Because of this, all flats are oriented solely to the south, west, and east.
The planting of the internal courtyards, roofs, façades, and the three communal terraces creates a various flora that’s supposed to assist fight the city warmth islands that come up in summer time.
The ground plans will be modulated in quite a lot of methods and are designed to be versatile. Solely light-weight partitions have been used within the flats; in some areas, there are additionally “swap rooms” that may be closed or separated with out an excessive amount of effort. By eradicating partition partitions between the dwelling and sleeping areas, loft-like, open-plan room constructions may also be supplied.
Each the division into smaller models and the connection to even bigger models are thus supplied for within the residential advanced. Arbitrary diversifications for surgical procedures and places of work of various makes use of are additionally attainable with none issues. The ensuing flexibility can also be a necessary high quality of the design when it comes to sustainability.
The Wientalterrassen residential advanced is characterised by a lot of modern sustainability options that set it aside from different building initiatives in Vienna. One of many particular options of the challenge is the in depth use of inexperienced roofs and photo voltaic panels, which not solely improves the design of the buildings but additionally presents vital environmental advantages. The Wientalterrassen additionally incorporates a state-of-the-art photo voltaic panel system that helps to considerably cut back the challenge’s carbon footprint and vitality consumption. The photo voltaic panels are built-in into the design of the buildings, making a seamless and visually interesting aesthetic.
Warmth is equipped by a geothermal system consisting of two deep probe fields and a photo voltaic absorber system, in addition to three warmth pumps.
Along with these components, Wientalterraces additionally integrates energy-efficient programs all through the constructing, together with high-performance home windows and insulation, and water-saving fixtures in all loos. The event additionally contains an on-site recycling system that promotes a sustainable way of life for its residents and guests.
Probably the most placing points of the residential growth is the rooftop backyard and terrace, which supply panoramic views of town. The terrace is designed as a public house for the neighborhood and encourages out of doors actions and social interactions. The roof backyard additionally serves as an “environmental buffer” that helps cut back the city warmth island impact and supplies an city oasis for metropolis dwellers.