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Apartment and Office Building Schlachthausgasse 

The design closed the gap in the urban space of the perimeter block

Sketch by Wolf dPrix


Coop Himmelb(l)au

Project info

The crossbar volume, a seven stories complex above ground floor, is composed of an apartment building comprising 82 dwellings, and an office building of approx. 12.000 m². Parking for 260 cars is integrated into the three levels basement.

The two slender segments are arrayed linearly along the street, each being structured around special building components: the striking staircases and a large boardroom emerge sculpturally from the facade as independent elements. These both permit a better use of natural light, and optimize internal functional processes. In the so called Head Building” is located a youth center of approx. 450 m². The remaining part of the property forms a green patch with pre-existing trees, acoustically isolated from the high traffic Schlachthausgasse.

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