Urban development of district U2, Vienna-Krieau (AT)

DISTRICT BUSINESS CARD

Concept

Following a collaborative revision of the urban concept in 2004, the open spaces are the business card of VIERTEL ZWEI in Vienna-Krieau. They are differentiated, reflecting the range of constructions within the site. The various utilisations correspond to one another and form diverse, topographically shaped milieus in the striking urban planning (and vehicle-free) context.

The most important open space is a kind of “central park”, around which the location has developed step by step. It makes the new quarter distinctive and gives it a high quality of stay and utilisation, as well as providing a wide range of appropriation possibilities – also in the space between the buildings.

An artificial landscape with a large central area of water, crossed by a jetty bridge, forms the core of the area.

The lake is framed by a clearly-structured promenade with pyramid oaks and an undulating riverbank line, while the banks of the river have different designs: a clear, stone edge of access in the south forms a fascinating contrast to the hilly edge on the northern side. A lily pond forms the edge in the east, while a grove of bald cypresses borders the water in the west. Trees lead from the paved area down into the water, as if going swimming.

Client

VIERTEL ZWEI Entwicklung GmbH & Co HOTEL ZWEI KG, Vienna, IC Development, Vienna

Project period

2005 - 2010

Size

44.000 m²

Type

Public spaces & squares

Location

Europe

Competition

DGNB-CERTIFIKATE PLATIN AS BLUE BUILDING 2015 // GREEN BUILDING-CERTIFICATE BREEAM 2014 FOR HOTEL ZWEI // DIVA AWARD 2009 FOR RUND VIER // SILVER CERTIFICATE ÖGNI 2009 FOR RUND VIER // DIVA AWARD 2008 FOR PLUS ZWEI // DIVA AWARD 2008 FOR HOCH ZWEI

Realisation

WES & Partner

Partners

Zechner & Zechner, Vienna
henke und schreieck Architekten, Vienna
Architekt Martin Kohlbauer, Vienna

Photos

Tim C. Kraus (3,5,6)
Heinz Schmölzer (4,7-11)
Klaus Zacherl (2)
Wolfram Gothe (Visualisations)

Project pictures

WES-BezirkU2-Wien-Krieau-03-Luftbild-Foto-Klaus-Zacherl
WES-BezirkU2-Wien-Krieau-04-Wasserbecken-Rasenhuegel-Foto-Tim-C-Kraus
WES-BezirkU2-Wien-Krieau-07-Sumpfzypressen-Foto-Tim-C-Kraus
WES-BezirkU2-Wien-Krieau-08-Sumpfzypressen-Sprudelsteinel-Foto-Heinz-Schmoelzer

Publications

 

 

 

Book

Viertel Zwei: Hereinspaziert / Come on in

Metroverlag, 2011 (AT)

IC Projektentwicklung (Editor)

VIERTEL ZWEI Wien-Krieau (AT)

Project documentation

Internet

Viertel Zwei

www.nextroom.at, 2010 (AT)

nextroom - Verein zur Förderung der kulturellen Auseinandersetzung mit Architektur

VIERTEL ZWEI Wien-Krieau (AT)

Project presentation