Architect(s) : AllesWirdGut
Address : Traviatagasse 10, VIENNA, Austria
Latitude/Longitude : 48.142096438423586,16.346357792691144
Photographs : Hertha Hurnaus | Tschinkersten Fotografie
Developer : ÖVW – Österreichisches Volkswohnungswerk
Competition Team : Adam Gajdos, Christof Braun, Katarina Malinaričová, Lukas Morong, Stefanie Klocke
Execution Team : Carla Schwaderer, Gerlinde Starlinger, Heinz Lattenmayer, Katarina Malinaricova, Marta Bimova
Structural Engineering : Petz ZT GmbH
Text description provided by the architects. A new residential neighborhood is currently emerging in Traviatagasse in Vienna’s 23rd district.
AllesWirdGut came out winning, together with project developer ÖVW, in a two-stage planning competition and was awarded the contract for the construction of 200 apartments and a kindergarten. A special focus was placed on connecting the new housing estate with the surrounding neighborhood and on community and communication facilities for future residents from all generations.
Four buildings frame a generous outdoor space similar to what in former times was the central grassy commons in a village. A network of walkways cutting through the lawn area connects the estate with the adjacent streets and green spaces, upgrading the entire neighborhood through openness and accessibility. The commons area is the clearly defined community center, which offers a variety of facilities including, aside from a community hall, an indoor playground plus washroom, a bicycle repair shop, an open-shelf library and a swap shelf for everybody. An offering of outdoor facilities complements the respective built-up community spaces. The planning also provides for a kindergarten and shared apartments for young refugees as well as for a plaza on Traviatagasse with a youth club as a neighborhood meeting place.
The floor plans of each house also include, aside from continuous balconies and loggias, a central community terrace for good-neighborliness and shared activities such as raised-bed vegetable growing.
The result is a high-quality open housing estate which is certain to contribute to creating a vital and lively intergenerational neighborhood.
Contributed by AllesWirdGut