Herzberg Public Housing / AllesWirdGut Architektur + feld72

© Hertha Hurnaus

Architects: AllesWirdGut Architektur + feld72
Location: Vienna,
Client: EGW Heimstätte + ÖVW Österreichisches Wohnungswerk
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 20,212 sqm
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

The idea behind the Herzberg development is to create a built structure which combines a variety of residential offerings into one neighborhood that facilitates different ways of living. This objective was pursued on both an urban-planning and on an architectural level.

© Hertha Hurnaus

For one thing, the estate comprises several widely different urban- design typologies: There is the lawn with several point block buildings scattered on it; the residential courtyard building with access balconies, or the street and plaza with a multi-family townhouse.

Site Plan

This collage structure makes the estate mediate in the urban fabric between the colony of small-scale single-family houses on the West side and a shopping mall to the East. For another thing, the buildings are terraced on the upper stories, which creates different living and outdoor situations from floor to floor.

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The range of apartment types thus created spans from the single- person rooftop apartment with a large terrace to flexible (blended) family apartments with living rooms from which one or two temporary bedrooms may easily be partitioned off if needed, and to assisted-living homes for children without families.

Floor Plan

The color design re-unifies the resultant diversity into one coherent neighborhood and provides it with an urban identity of its own.

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Cite: "Herzberg Public Housing / AllesWirdGut Architektur + feld72" 05 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=173668>