Satzingerweg 64, 1210 Wien
Start of Planning
Start of Construction
Gross Floor Area
Net Rentable Space
Mean Appartment Size
Partners in Charge
Mark Gilbert, Christian Aulinger
Christian Aulinger, Mark Gilbert
Entwurf: Joao Carolino, Elena Stoycheva, Agnese Trinchera;
Realisation: Katharina Tanzberger (ProjectLeader), Joao Carolino,
Alexandra Lamperti, Manuel Pawelka, Matthias Brandmaier
Neue Heimat Gemeinnützige Wohnungsbau Ges.m.b.H., Vienna
Landscape: Carla Lo Landschaftsarchitektur
Civil Engineering: Dorr-Schober & Partner
HVAC: PHI KlimaTechnik
Fire Protection: DI Erich Röhrer
© 2017 Daniel Hawelka
SAT is part of the Schichtgründe, a historically prominent industrial area that was reprogrammed in 2013 into a multi-functional urban quarter, with housing for 2.000 new residents. TC collaborated with s&s plus Architects and zwo PK Landscape Planning on the development of the master plan for the urban complex.
SAT consists of two U-shaped housing tracts, which are rotated 180° in respect to each other. This two-part figure is fitted into a geometrically quite challenging parcel that faces out onto a heavily wooded parkland and forms the quarter’s northern edge.
The interplay of two-part figure and urban plot generates a network of green courtyards that are varied in size and shape. This web of grassy and leafy spaces imparts unto each building a singular sense of place, and creates a set of finely graded connections with the surrounding quarter.
The form of the buildings is tightly related to their programmatic content. The estate contains two types of housing: 1/3 of all units are SMART apartments, which are Vienna’s program for small and exceptionally affordable flats; the remaining 2/3 are standard types of subsidized social housing. Each tract consists of two compact, atrium-like blocks of standard apartments, which are connected at right-angles to a bent, single-loaded wing of SMART units. The dialog between the skylighted atriums and the open galleries of the SMART wings is a central theme in the project.
The buildings’ masses are rendered in light grey stucco; incisions cut into these forms are rendered in white. The sculptural effect of the stucco masses is amplified by the positioning of the dense volumes of the precast, white-concrete balconies. The lacy structure of the lightly sandblasted, white-concrete gallery sidings delivers a delicate counterpoint to the insistent, ostinato rhythms of stucco masses and concrete volumes.