POTT - RESIDENTIAL BUILDING POTTENDORFER STRASSE, VIENNA 12
Team: Robert Hammer, Marion Pössl
Client: Fa. Gemba
Number of Apartments: 20
Area: 1.800 m²
Competition: 2004, 1st Prize
Images: gerner°gerner plus
A residential building is what the owner wanted, whose rental income would finance the running of his own office on the ground floor. In turn, it should also present the firm to the outside world, a contemporary business card.
The ground floor is glassed in along its entire length. Selected tool banks are arranged as free-standing sculptures in the showcase. The interior space has a light concrete floor, inclined reinforced concrete columns, pre-oxidized weathering steel, and also corporate-look blue furniture with a tea kitchen and sanitary facilities.
On the floors above are the twenty apartments. The individual living units are clearly legible like drawers in a chest. The champagne-color aluminum composite façade features a gap where the one apartment ends and the next begins. Caesura.
Wojciech Czaja, “Ein Gewinn für Alle (Everyone’s a Winner Here)”, periscope architecture – gerner°gerner plus, 2007