Urban planning and architectural concept
The topography sloping from north to south, the Ringstrasse as the central access element, the newly built long house as well as the silo building and boiler house characterise and define the immediate urban space. With the silo building and the Kesselhaus, two powerful and expressive architectures mark the north-south axis. In subtle reaction to this, the indicative project for housing proposes twin towers in the reduced form of standing blocks. Arranged diagonally and staggered, the high-rise buildings mark the north-south axis and, in interaction with the long building, the silo building and the Kesselhaus, form a spatially staggered square figure.
From this specification we derived the task to design quiet, regularly structured twin towers, which draw their lively expression from the diversity of living. On the other hand, a new silo building is to be created, which forms an expressive vis à vis to the Kesselhaus and self-consciously manifests its public function.
The reduced architectural form of the residential buildings thus derived goes hand in hand with the rational and efficient structure that is mandatory for high-rise buildings, and in particular high-rise buildings in timber construction.