Viertel Zwei

Two towers in the heart of the Vienna Prater park

The project won the international architecture competition for the construction of two multifunctional towers in the Viertel Zwei district of Vienna, which in recent years has been characterized by significant and vibrant urban development.

The design team has devised two towers with heterogeneous architectural languages ​​and marked personalities, capable of composing a complex urban image that is at the same time organically inserted into the context.
The towers have a height of about 120 m and 90 m. Both buildings are able to offer ideal spaces to live and work with very high quality standards.

The lower tower, for residential use, has been conceived as a vertical extension of the existing area and of the large Prater park with the aim of establishing a relationship of continuity that is not only visual but above all qualitative between nature and built space. The tertiary tower was instead designed as an iconic building, designed to emerge from its context, characterized by an organic and tapered geometry that enhances its verticality.

Having to accommodate work spaces and services, the layout of the floors and the façade system have been designed to optimize the access of natural light inside the rooms, minimizing at the same time the phenomena of glare and overheating.

Type: International Architecture Competition
Client: IC Development GmbH
Project: Mario Cucinella Architects
Project team: Mario Cucinella, Giulio Desiderio, Michele Olivieri, Stefano Massa, Cristina Gambioli, Maria Beccaria, Kai Felix Dorl, Ulrich Seum, Luca Sandri, Martina Siciliano, Alessio Naldoni, Antonino Cucinella, Laura Zevi, Simone Papucci. Laura Tiburzi, Laura Petroncini, Valentina Calanna, Serena Romantini (BIM). Andrea Rossi, Valentina Porceddu, Elena Biason (R&D) Yuri Costantini, Andrea Genovesi (Model maker)
Visual: Engram Studio; Alessia Monacelli, Francesco Naimoli (Mario Cucinella Architects)

Energy systems and strategies: Transsolar
Landscape and green roofs: Latz+Partner
Structures: TRIAX Ziviltechnilker GmbH

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