… [A]n invited competition was called for a new building; gerner°gerner plus won with a subtly differentiated structural formation. A slender, residential volume crowned with a raps-yellow roof flanks a green “belly,” to then latch into the marrow of the city on the street side with a bone-like “thick end.”
Forty-seven individual, multi-medially upgradable apartments on one or two levels with diverse outside spaces, offer the flexible clientele customized living spaces. Every rise in the house’s altitude expands the perspective into the dense meshwork of rooftop gardens, terraces, balconies, and courtyards that pervade newly-built structures as hidden oases. The structure joyfully celebrates the theme differently on every level, with cut-in atriums, terraces, and open access balconies. The urban vibes seem to materialize in the stream-line-shaped Alucobond panels of the western street front. …
Excerpt from “Latched into the marrow of the urban nomads” by Isabella Marboe, Immobilien Standard (Real estate insert in Austrian daily newspaper).
- TeamRobert Hammer
- ClientCPB | Constantia Privatbank
- General PlannerVasko + Partner Ingenieure
- Number of Apartments47
- Effective Area3.850 m²
- Competition1st Prize
- ImagesManfred Seidl
- Award"GEBAUT 2005"