View of Schönbrunn.
Innovative residential project with generous open spaces thanks to a terraced arrangement along the sloping terrain.
BWM Architekten respond to the sloping terrain by dividing the building into different volumes that fit into one another with a staggered effect along Leyserstrasse, thereby creating terraces and outdoor spaces with southern exposure and a view of the Gloriette.
The balconies, which are made of exposed concrete glazed in various colours, frame the entire building complex; their strong linear arrangement gives the terraced building its striking appearance. Pinstripe-like horizontal openings provide drainage for the balconies and also give the façade an airy, light appearance. Prudent measures have ensured the preservation of the tree population on Leyserstrasse, which further enhances the quality of life in the residential building.
Our aim is to create resilient architecture that is underpinned by a strong concept and will not suffer under cost-cutting measures.Markus Kaplan
“Our aim is to create resilient architecture that is underpinned by a strong concept and will not suffer under cost-cutting measures. Realising architecture within the economic framework conditions is becoming more and more difficult due to the high cost of land – this is our main challenge. We don’t want to make architecture that is too loud, but at the same time it shouldn’t be boring,” says Markus Kaplan, BWM Architekten’s residential and urban development expert. This point of view is particularly evident in the Leyserstrasse project, where open spaces were created in all directions and the entire site was developed. This “terraced building” has 80 flats across six floors and boasts a sense of lightness and a view of the Gloriette. The influence of 1970s residential qualities is unmistakeable. The generous balconies and open spaces are also intended to compensate to a large extent for the economical layouts of the flats.
Planning of a new residential building with approx. 80 privately financed freehold flats including a police station and a kindergarten on the ground floor
Leyserstrasse 2, 1140 Vienna, Austria
Consulting Company Immobilien und Projektmanagement GmbH
Usable Floor Area
Markus Kaplan, Gerhard Girsch, Michael Köcher, Georg Heinrich, Alexandra Stage, Michal Jiskra, Manuela Haselau, Stefan Mandl, Massimiliano Marian
BWM Architekten/Franz Ebner
U.M.A. Architektur-Ziviltechniker GmbM
e2 engineering GmbH
Wallner + Partner ZT GmbH
Bmst. Ing. Peter Stadlmann
Norbert Rabl Ziviltechniker GmbH
Scala Matta Modellbau Studio e.U.
Rauter Fertigteilbau GmbH
Meixner Vermessung ZT GmbH
26 June 2019
We have won our 8th Schorsch! Our “Steinterrassen” project at Leyserstrasse 2 has been awarded the Viennese architecture prize known as Schorsch. The judges declared it “innovative, inspiring and exemplary”. All of the winning projects are on display at the “Gebaut 2018” exhibition on the premises of the MA 19 municipal department. More about the project.