Wientalterrassen Residential Quarter / Berger+Parkkinen Architekten
Textual content description offered by the architects. The 30,000 m2 flagship residential quarter Wientalterrassen in Käthe-Dorsch-Gasse in Vienna’s 14th district was just lately accomplished by the Austrian-Finnish architectural agency Berger + Parkkinen in a three way partnership with architect Christoph Lechner & Associate. The residential advanced was awarded klimaaktiv Gold and, with its power idea, intensive use of inexperienced roofs, photo voltaic cells, and power know-how improvements, is a main instance of sustainability in observe in development and operation. Berger+Parkkinen, who was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Structure and Sustainability 2021, gives one other instance of their experience in future-oriented, ecologically- aware structure with this undertaking.
The design of the Wientalterrassen residential advanced emerged in 2018 as one of many two profitable tasks for the Käthe-Dorsch-Gasse location from a developer competitors organized by ÖBB Immobilienmanagement GmbH and Wohnfonds _Wien.
After three years of development, a 30,000 m2 residential advanced was created, providing varied housing choices oriented towards totally different existence. The undertaking 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 items 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 Properties), 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 aspect going through the railway seems as an extended, rhythmic “again” with particular person glazed openings into the interior courtyards. The partially open and partially closed courtyards are the guts of the advanced and are ideally suited to outside 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 peak, the three “Wientalterrassen” provide a particular open house for the folks residing there.
The distinction in peak to the railway website within the north is attribute of the undertaking. In accordance with the dedication, the constructing buildings descend from the upper railway stage in direction of the south and the prevailing residential buildings. Consequently, all flats are oriented solely to the south, west, and east.
The planting of the interior courtyards, roofs, façades, and the three communal terraces creates a various flora that’s meant to assist fight the city warmth islands that come up in summer time.
The ground plans might 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 “change rooms” that may be closed or separated with out an excessive amount of effort. By eradicating partition partitions between the residing and sleeping areas, loft-like, open-plan room buildings may also be supplied.
Each the division into smaller items and the connection to even bigger items are thus offered 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 various progressive sustainability options that set it other than different development tasks in Vienna. One of many particular options of the undertaking is the intensive use of inexperienced roofs and photo voltaic panels, which not solely improves the design of the buildings but in addition gives vital environmental advantages. The Wientalterrassen additionally contains a state-of-the-art photo voltaic panel system that helps to considerably cut back the undertaking’s carbon footprint and power consumption. The photo voltaic panels are built-in into the design of the buildings, making a seamless and visually interesting aesthetic.
Warmth is provided 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 life-style for its residents and guests.
Probably the most hanging facets of the residential improvement is the rooftop backyard and terrace, which provide panoramic views of the town. The terrace is designed as a public house for the neighborhood and encourages outside actions and social interactions. The roof backyard additionally serves as an “environmental buffer” that helps cut back the city warmth island impact and gives an city oasis for metropolis dwellers.