The throughway shapes building typology, in a line moving through the entire planning area. The urban design concept is guided by a comb-like arrangement of lines that run along a north-south oriented green space, with the dwellings arranged in an east-west orientation to ensure the best possible daylight access. A slight distortion of the overall axis creates a positive effect on the perception of the overall system.
This project attempts to overcome the often monotonous linearity of the row housing developments by proposing a structural gradient from small units to larger units, thereby creating differentiation across the building and units themselves. The animated west facades, which feature spacious living areas and balconies, are the shaping identity element of the building.
The outdoor courtyards are divided in two by small children's play areas, which are located to be protected by the flanking buildings, creating a clam space. The various uses taking place on the southern slope are placed within the residential buildings, on a more static level. The exterior design features lively, planted spaces. The linear structure can be imprinted in the volumes at the ground level, thus preventing and protecting from nuisance noise produced by Philippine Welser Strasse
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Thomas Feuerstein, Andreas Hörl, Alexander Mühlauer