Untere Donaustrasse 13-15, A - 1020 Wien
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ERZ - Herzberg public housing
Vienna - first prize
The idea behind the Herzberg development is to create a built structure which combines a variety of residential offerings into one neighborhood that facilitates different ways of living. This objective was pursued on both an urban-planning and on an architectural level. For one thing, the estate comprises several widely different urban-design typologies: There is the lawn with several point block buildings scattered on it; the residential courtyard building with access balconies, or the street and plaza with a multi-family townhouse. For another thing, the buildings are terraced on the upper storeys, which creates different living and outdoor situations from floor to floor. The color design re-unifies the resultant diversity into one coherent neighborhood and provides it with an urban identity of its own.