TownTown High Rise, Vienna Tower Development, Austria Building, Skyscraper Architecture
TownTown High Rise, Vienna
Viennese Tower Development – design by Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
7 + 5 Jun 2013
Vienna Tower Development
Design: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
Location: Vienna, Austria
Viennese Competition Winner
After emerging as competition winners, the Vienna architects Zechner & Zechner are creating the 80m-tall TownTown high-rise project that forms the south east edge of the site.
The project is planned to be a tower based on a curve of constant width. It and the neighbouring building will form a gate-like boundary to the square and an impressive end structure towards the south east. The tower appears simple, but has a large-scale, dynamically shaped horizontal cross section with smooth, rounded surfaces. The streamlined form of the building, and the way it curves through space due to its horizontal structure, was a design choice made in response to the curves of the adjacent motorway junction.
The interior configuration of the building is, in essence, determined by the need for compact thoroughfares and the highest flexibility in organisation of offi ce space. This requires a compact internal core for access and building services, with surrounding open spaces.
The most important design criteria stem from the requirement for a sustainable building that takes green factors into account. The foremost factors are the efficient use of energy, water and other resources, safeguarding the health of the building users, as well as reducing waste and unwanted emissions.
TownTown Vienna – Building Information
Site: Wien, Austria
Client: Swiss Town Consult Development GmbH
Architect: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
Design / Completion: 2013-2014 / 2015
TownTown images / information from Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH
Location: Wien, Austria
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