Urban development VIERTEL ZWEI

Wien
Photo © WES LandscapeArchitecture
Photo © Tim Kraus
Photo © Heinz Schmölzer
Photo © Heinz Schmölzer
Photo © Tim Kraus
Photo © Tim Kraus
Photo © Heinz Schmölzer
Visualization © Wolfram Gothe
Site plan
© WES LandscapeArchitecture
Landscape Architects
WES LandscapeArchitecture
Location
Wien
Year
2010
Team
VIERTEL ZWEI Entwicklung GmbH & Co, HOTEL ZWEI KG - Wien, IC Projektentwicklung GmbH - Wien
Project period
2005 - 2010
Size
44.000 m²
Awards
DGNB-ZERTIFIKAT PLATIN as BLUE BUILDING 2015 | GREEN BUILDING-ZERTIFIZIERUNG BREEAM 2014 for HOTEL ZWEI | DIVA AWARD 2009 for RUND VIER | SILBER ZERTIFIKAT ÖGNI 2009 for RUND VIER | DIVA AWARD 2008 for PLUS ZWEI | DIVA AWARD 2008 for HOCH ZWEI
Realisation
WES & Partner
Partners
echner & Zechner ZT GmbH, Wien | Wien
henke und Schreieck Architekten, Wien 
| Architekt Martin Kohlbauer ZT GmbH, Wien

Following a collaborative revision of the urban concept in 2004, the open spaces are the business card of VIertel Zwei in Vienna-Krieau. They are differentiated, reflecting the range of constructions within the site. The various utilisations correspond to one another and form diverse, topographically shaped milieus in the striking urban planning (and vehicle-free) context.

The most important open space is a kind of “central park”, around which the location has developed step by step. It makes the new quarter distinctive and gives it a high quality of stay and utilisation, as well as providing a wide range of appropriation possibilities – also in the space between the buildings.

An artificial landscape with a large central area of water, crossed by a jetty bridge, forms the core of the area. The lake is framed by a clearly-structured promenade with pyramid oaks and an undulating riverbank line, while the banks of the river have different designs: a clear, stone edge of access in the south forms a fascinating contrast to the hilly edge on the northern side. A lily pond forms the edge in the east, while a grove of bald cypresses borders the water in the west. Trees lead from the paved area down into the water, as if going swimming.

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