2021, Vienna

Quartiershaus "At the City Balcony"

1st prize, competition Quartiershaus, Vienna, 2017
Realization: April 2023

Bloch-Bauer-Promenade 13, 1100 Wien

Building Socially

Client: (Die WoGen Wohnprojekte-Genossenschaft e.Gen.) ÖVW
Architect engineer: Raum & kommunikation

Architecture: transparadiso (collective housing group house), feld72 (+haus)

Team: Matthias Schatajew (project leader);
Josef Zapletal, Bernhard Pavelka (previous phases)

Landscape architecture: Carla Lo
Structural engineer: Werkraum Ingenieure
Röhrer Bauphysik

The Quartiershaus "At the City Balcony" consists of the collective housing group house (transparadiso) and the +haus (feld72). It was specially designed for the Quartierhaus area in the 10th district in the immediate vicinity of the main station adjacent to the Helmut Zilk Park. By combining two construction fields, a "backyard situation"/adjacent to the parking garage was avoided and instead the "city balcony" was created as a generous open space for the users on level +1, which opens the view to the Helmut-Zilk-Park.

The residential group house was planned with and for the "Wohngruppe am Stadtbalkon". A variety of different apartment types, developed according to the wishes of the future residents, are connected via an open, communicative access area as communal space. The top floor houses small apartments that will be rented to people with short-term housing needs and integrated into the housing community.

The urban ground floor zone with the „urban workshop area“ is aimed at entrepreneurs and associations looking for shared use in a communicative and innovative working environment. The „city balcony“ above connects the two parts of the building and links all uses and functions as semi-public space. From here, new perspectives are opened up on the promenade, Helmut-Zilk-Park and the young city.

On September 9, 2021, the foundation stone for the Quartiershaus "At the City Balcony" was laid and a time capsule was sunk.
On June 1, 2023, the Quartiershaus "At the City Balcony" was handed over.

A Project for IBA Vienna/ International Building Exhibition Vienna
Wogen Quartiershaus am Hauptbahnhof

Exhibition: Human Scale Remeasured, AEDES, Berlin
Jan 16 - May 13, 2021

Presentation of the Quartiershaus "Am Stadtbalkon" at TURN ON:
March 4, 2023, Radiokulturhaus, Vienna

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