vienna liesing village city
This settlement represents the union of two apparent contradictions: city and village. Higher quality of life, strong social networks, high green area ratio, and reduced noise and pollution emissions are the rural qualities channeled by this settlement in Wien-Liesing. Urban benefits such as good cultural and business infrastructure and high mobility are incorporated at the same time. City plazas and boulevards, village avenues and pathways, lawns, forests, and parks come together to create a conglomerate of quantitatively and qualitatively varied open spaces and characterized the image of this new neighborhood of Liesing. Typological variety and the encouragement of social interaction ensure a high degree of spatial diversity. Certain building types are bundled together into city blocks, forming — like in a classic neighborhood — overarching units. This, in turn, serves as a basis for further differentiation. The intentional variation between private, public, and semi-public areas enables a range that covers the broad fields of the village to more dense urban structures. The urban design stands out for its maximum level of flexibility. The intimation of two scenarios makes the optimum adjustability of the proposed residential development clear.
Location: 1230 Vienna
Year: Competition 2009
Team: Lukas Göbl, Oliver Ulrich