Read the new interview with PLAYstudio about their projects in Wien (AT) and Stavanger (NOR), the creation of a professional structure and the label effect on their office after the Europan competition.
Read the new interview with YES STUDIO about their projects in Wien (AT) and Stavanger (NOR), the creation of a professional structure and the label effect on their office after the Europan competition.
EUROPAN LABORATORIUM ARCHITEKTURY
2016, Publication by Europan Poland
We are happy to present the publication of three implemented viennese projects as part of europan poland's newest publication of E13 results: "Oase 22" by studio uek, "Fallow Land" by PLAYstudio + YES and "Urban Topography" by PPAG.
300 international participants of the forum of cities and juries visit three Europan Implementations in Wien. Architects and clients give a short lecture and guide through their project. We thank all architects and clients for their engagement!
Besides "Fallow Land" by PLAYstudio + YES, we also visited "Oase 22" by Studio UEK, "Urban Topography" by PPAG Architects and "Sonnwendviertel" by Klaus Kada / Riepl Kaufmann Bammer Architekten and STUDIOVLAY ZT-GMBH.
Topping-out ceremony of the Europan 7 project ´Fallow land´ by PLAYstudio & YES in Wien/Perfektastrasse! Congratulation!
PROCESS & START OF CONSTRUCTION
2012 - 2014
After being postponed several times for different bureaucratic reasons (like disagreements with “Wiener Linien” metro department) the site construction kick off took place in October 2014.
The project finally includes 115 rental patio houses/flats, 14 offices, 7 retails, a café, 1 laundry, a kinderplatz, a park, parking in the basement, 115 cellars. Along this period, the team has been dealing with a lot of new problems to fix, between their design, costs, contractor and client wishes and technical constraints. But fortunately the project was too strong and powerful enough to meet all the last requests. Construction should be completed by the end of May 2016.
2006 - 2012
ÖSW was selected through this developers competition to develop the Europan project and the team started a new stage developing ÖSW ideas together with their own ideas in a really tough process in which the architects overcame a lot of different situations. Continuous changes threatened the project during this endless phase, involving main uses variations as a hotel, a temporary houses zone, a cellars area, a huge supermarket, a 300 employees enterprise, a 2-level youth hostel, a ground floor car park, a central park, etc. After four years of common work, the Austrian architects team partner with the Spanish Europan team, was substituted by the client (in the first stage their partner was Vasko+Partner ingenieure). “Mischek gmbh” was chosen to join the Europan team. Together they continued a tortuous way with plenty important regulations variations, constant client criteria changes… in short, an endless 6-year period full of vicissitudes while trying to keep this project going.
Site owners (city of Vienna) and competition organizers decided to engage a competition between developers. The team was actively involved in the progress of this stage by preparing a project implementation with plans, schemes, guidelines and selection criteria for the competition.
2003 - 2004
The first stage (2003-2004) involved developing the awarded proposal guided by europan Austria, Vienna council and city experts.The architects worked together with these stakeholders on some aspects related to the implantation of the project in the plot area and the relation with the neighbourhood. Although significant changes related to the uses were proposed, the main concept of the project had been kept during the whole process.
We won the Europan VII competition in Vienna site, placed in a plot near Perfektastraße subway station. The main points of the proposal were the development of a housing programme assuming the presence of two important issues: a power line crossing the plot area and the situation beside the u6 line. These challenges were linked to the importance of developing new public uses that we related to music, one of the main aspects of Austrian culture. The proposal applied the landscape system surrounding Vienna as a method to draw the project.
Our architectonical response was to create three different levels: first the ground floor, where different public or semi-public spaces connect to small green areas, secondly what we called “the cloud”, where we planned some patio housing, a different kind of living in Vienna which also isolates the inner uses from the power-line influence, and finally five towers that opened their inner spaces to the surrounding landscape.