Oase 22

Wien, E9

Photos: © Ulrich Aydt

studio uek (AT)
rajek barosch landschaftsarchitektur

Wien Holding GmbH
Gesiba Gemeinnützige Siedlungs- u. Bau AG

Being the authors of the urban plan the team of studio uek were designated to realize a 171 unit housing project (of which 30 are apartments for assisted living) with an integrated adult day care centre on one of the four sites. This challenged the team to negotiate their overall concepts within the usual frame of subsidised housing production in Vienna.

Various spatial programmes supported the project’s idea of diversity, but also involved a range of differing actors to the construction phase: ordinary apartments are held by the housing cooperative and equipped on its request. Additionally 30 apartments for assisted living are managed by Caritas, a provider of social services.

These units require infrastructure for handicapped people and services for the elderly. The adult day care centre added an independent programmatic component to the project. it is operated by “Fonds soziales Wien”. “We realized that a multitude of spatial and social programmes would bring more complexity to the implementation process.” studio uek.

Realization: January 2009 - January 2013