Ray 1

  • Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Architect

    Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

  • Client


  • Typologies

    • Building redevelopment
    • Office and residential
  • Award

    • 2004 Aluminum architecture award, Recognition
  • Planning

    2000 - 2002

  • Execution

    2002 - 2003

  • Scopes

    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Glass
    • Steel & metal

The architecture of this multiple-prize-winning project is extraordinary and extremely integrative. The rooms intertwine and merge with each other, just like the elements that surround them: floors, walls, ceilings and furniture.
The constructional backbone of this space continuum is a steel construction, which outlines the spatial structures and additionally provides a balanced load distribution into the existing building, through a cunning system of pre-calculated support cambers.
The construction is complemented by some generous glazing (part of the glass is even supportive) and a far-projecting staircase.
The base of the project is a reinforced steel skeleton structure of the 1960s.