Workplace Constructing Rathausstraße 1 / Schuberth und Schuberth + Stadler Prenn + Ostertag
Idea. The design received an open worldwide structure competitors in 2013. The idea envisages the mixing of an city workplace constructing right into a historic surroundings whereas taking a particular and up to date method. Though manifesting as a freestanding monolithic constructing, a perceptual grid interacts with its context. The event out of the analytical parameter-trio: depth, materials, and detailing is most prominently mirrored within the outer façade cladding.
The Arcade, mezzanine, principal and attic flooring translate gradations of the Wilhelminian fashion homes – not final in its quick environment. Giant storey heights, enticing rooms and a classy façade depart from the premise of making a long-lasting constructing, which might additionally accommodate variations. On the within, a beneficiant central lobby expands in the direction of the interior courtyard mendacity above by a glass roof. The workplace wings are structured by a versatile structure that can be utilized as an open plan or for cell places of work and the encompassing and the climatically beneficial double facade improves the person consolation by openable home windows.
Constructing Construction. The outlines of the amount are formed by the constructing alignments of the encompassing city corridor district. Additionally basic ‘wilhelminian’ areas methods have been built-in. On the floor ground an arcade opens as much as a slender pedestrian path whereas sustaining the alignment of buildings and the 2 corners of the constructing, that are going through the principle avenue, are chamfered.
To assist the expertise of the mono-centrality of Vienna’s city construction – which is taken into account as (a) attribute of the World Heritage property ‘Historic Centre of Vienna’– the northern aspect of the constructing is shifted inwards from the historic constructing alignment line by 4 meters as a way to preserve the sight on the St. Stephen’s Cathedral because the symbolic and visible centre of Vienna.
The façade. The structural grid of the facade adapts its ‘wilhelminian’ neighbors in scale and construction. Horizontal bands, delicate incisions, and double-layered glass take the place of historic cornices. Additionally, two flooring are summarised as one unit. As such, the bottom ground and mezzanine establishes the bottom degree.
An important design characteristic of the flooring above is the subtle double facade system. It consists of a baffle plate going through the road and sash home windows on the within. House in-between the panes is ventilated by means of incisions within the pillars and beams. This prolonged double-layered window system serves but as one other refined up to date translation of historic classical particulars, it’s (a) harking back to the everyday Viennese home windows known as “Kastenfenster”, field home windows.
Re-use. Final however not least 90 p.c of the previous constructing has been saved within the recycle loop as reused uncooked materials.