This residential complex is located in Mautner-Markhof-Gasse in the Simmering district, on a plot of land formerly used for agriculture. Because it is designated for this historical use in the zoning plan, it is necessary to deviate from the building regulations to create good conditions for housing.
In addition, the street-facing façade and the adjacent buildings form an ensemble that represents the last remnant of a bygone Simmering – with the indisputable structure of a one-street village and a focus on agricultural enterprises. BWM’s concept places special emphasis on the preservation of this street façade and the sensitive treatment of the cityscape.
The existing buildings behind the façade and the farm buildings in the rear part of the plot are removed and replaced by new buildings that are designed as two to three structures of varying heights. The new concept is evidently inspired by the existing heterogeneous development. Each flat has its own open space.
Study to submission planning
Gerhard Girsch (PL), Clemens Hörl
BM3, S. Ghaffari