Lorenz-Reiter-Straße, 1110 Wien
09/2012, 1. Prize
Begin of Construction
Gross Floor Area
FAR on Site
Net Floor Space
Net Subsidized Floor Space
Average Apartments Area
16.998 Mio EUR
Christian Aulinger, Mark Gilbert, Georg Kogler;
Wettbewerb: Michael Pulman, Jakub Dvorak, Katharina Tanzberger
Ausführung: Sonja Reisinger, Brigitte Sponer (Projektleiterinnen),
Michael Pulman, Jan Proska, Alexandra Lamperti, Christine Simmel, Katharina Tanzberger,
Joao Carolino, Marcel Gabriel, Ricardo Oliveira, Michael König
MIGRA Gemeinnützige Bau und Siedlungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
und HEIMBAU Gemeinnützige Bau-, Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft m.b.H.
ARWAG Bauträgergesellschaft m.b.H.
Freiraumplanung: Anna Detzlhofer, D\D Landschaftsplanung
Bauphysik: HKS Projekt Planungsgesellschaft GmbH., Linz
Statik: Buschina & Partner ZT GmbH
Soziale Nachhaltigkeit: Reality Lab / Pöllabauer-Tscherteu KG
© Hertha Hurnaus
© Daniel Hawelka
LRS is a competition-winning proposal for “SMART-Wohnen”, Vienna’s pilot program for compact, adaptable and affordable housing aimed at singles and young families.
As a prototype for the new social housing program, the project was developed from inside out, beginning with the innovative structure of the apartments themselves. The concept uses a simple systematic. Kitchen, bath and toilet are integrated into a freestanding block, which “floats” between the inner and outer structural walls; the rest of the living spaces are organized around this core. The programmatic zones of living are treated as kit of parts, combinable into a variety of floor-plans, each fitted to a household’s individual needs. Crucial for this systematic flexibility are the multifunctional “SMART” and “PLUS” zones. These open-program spaces “expand” the size and usability of the living areas, and can be used in different ways during the course of a day, and can be reconfigured as household needs evolve over time.
The smart+plus concept embraces two categories of flats. 50% of units fulfill the City of Vienna’s SMART-Wohnen guidelines. These feature extra-compact floorplans, yet they still reflect classical Viennese expectations for two- and three-room flats. The remaining 50% are PLUS apartments. These utilize the flexibility of the PLUS-zone to create variety of innovative floor plans: the number of rooms is variable, and the final layout of the flat can be determined by the occupants themselves.
The two categories of apartment share the same tract-depth in floorplan; the project is organized into three simple yet robust, double-loaded buildings with central atriums.
All apartments feature large and prominent balconies. The architectural language is generated out of the rhythmically differentiated projections of these balconies, which – accentuated by the silver-blue, perforated-aluminum balustrades – produces a powerfully sculpted play of light and shadow, stt off by a light, metallic sheen.