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2009 – 2013

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Residential

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Krakauer Strasse 19/2
A-1020 Wien Vienna
Austria
www.wohnprojekt-wien.at

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Wohnprojekt Wien is the name of an association of private people founded 2009 sharing the dream of an new way of living together in the city: sustainable, collaborative and open minded. The result is a collaborative housing project for 67 adults and 25 children, finished end of 2013, situated next to a park in the 2nd district, housing 40 apartments from 36 to 150m², 400m² for trade or commerce and 700m² of community spaces.

The architectural concept gives space for community and communication organizing the forty apartments around a central hallway with connecting airspace. The community kitchen and children’s playroom as well as the surfaces for trade are situated on the ground floor connecting with the surroundings. A big event room with a sunken court allows the assembly of all members and cultural activities for the neighborhood. The roof top belongs to the community: a sauna, a meditation room, the guest apartments and a library are facing a big roof terrace an a roof garden.
The structural concept of the house and innovative methods allowed a high level of planning participation for the group. Everybody could plan his or her apartment individually, workshops where held for the community spaces and contribution of the flats and an architecture work group was involved in all planning decisions from the urban plan to the electric sockets.

Beyond the communicative and sustainable architecture the project integrates many other ideas of sharing and social sustainability. Vehicle sharing with cars and cargo bikes, csa membership, shared ownership, supported apartments for people in need, cultural activities or a little shop on the corner as meeting point for the neighborhood are further contributions for a future orientated way of life.

Wohnprojekt Wien is the name of an association of private people founded 2009 sharing the dream of an new way of living together in the city: sustainable, collaborative and open minded. The result is a collaborative housing project for 67 adults and 25 children, finished end of 2013, situated next to a park in the 2nd district, housing 40 apartments from 36 to 150m², 400m² for trade or commerce and 700m² of community spaces.

The architectural concept gives space for community and communication organizing the forty apartments around a central hallway with connecting airspace. The community kitchen and children’s playroom as well as the surfaces for trade are situated on the ground floor connecting with the surroundings. A big event room with a sunken court allows the assembly of all members and cultural activities for the neighborhood. The roof top belongs to the community: a sauna, a meditation room, the guest apartments and a library are facing a big roof terrace an a roof garden.
The structural concept of the house and innovative methods allowed a high level of planning participation for the group. Everybody could plan his or her apartment individually, workshops where held for the community spaces and contribution of the flats and an architecture work group was involved in all planning decisions from the urban plan to the electric sockets.

Beyond the communicative and sustainable architecture the project integrates many other ideas of sharing and social sustainability. Vehicle sharing with cars and cargo bikes, csa membership, shared ownership, supported apartments for people in need, cultural activities or a little shop on the corner as meeting point for the neighborhood are further contributions for a future orientated way of life.

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