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Residential building Gutenbrunnerstrasse 

Baden bei Wien


Project: Construction of a residential building

Location: Baden bei Wien city centre

Status: under construction

Year: 2020 Design/submission for built permit 

Client: Fa. KS57 GmbH

Size: 3550 m2

Building in existing environment is always a special task. Here in Baden we had to deal with all the difficulties you can encounter when designing in the city centre:

to the north and east an 11m high wall in the direction of Gutennbrunner Park, without openings according to the guidelines of the city of Baden, strict requirements for the facade design facing urban space, a historic basement structure on the property and a variety of legal issues (for ex. existing ancient windows in firewalls or unclear boundary lines).

The city of Baden, freshly awarded the UNESCO World Heritage title, gave us the strict condition that the facades should be equalized with the neighboring historical buildings. 

Hence we designed a building that is outward strictly subordinate to the structure and design of the surrounding.

However on the inside we organized an open terraced house with a lot of open space and apartments facing south and west. 

Introverted inside the block, this creates an open, extroverted structure with diverse opportunities for neighborly communication. 

The construction work started already in June 2022.  


Visualisation

exterior

Gutenbrunnerstrasse visualisation

Gutenbrunnerstrasse existing


The city of Baden, freshly awarded the UNESCO World Heritage title, gave us the strict condition that the facades should be equalized with the neighboring historical buildings.  


Visualization: Unit2Bau


Hence we designed a building that is outward strictly subordinate to the structure and design of the surrounding. 


Inner courtyard

Visualization: Unit2Bau 


However on the inside we organized an open terraced house with a lot of open space and apartments facing south and west.  


Interior

Visualization: Unit2Bau  


Modell / 3Dprinting


Construction site


Existing


... to the north and east an 11m high wall in the direction of Gutennbrunner Park, without openings according to the guidelines of the city of Baden ... 

View from Gutenbrunner park towards plot

historical icehouse