• Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Architect

    gaupenraub +/-

  • Client

    Verein Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Stephan

  • Typology

    • Building redevelopment
  • Award

    • 2014 Building owner prize ZV
  • Planning

    2010 - 2013

  • Execution

    2012 - 2013

  • 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

    • Steel & metal
    • Wood

The innovative concept of this housing project for students and former homeless people, who live, work and study together in this building was also defining for the structural planning of the reconstruction. With the support of many private donors, companies and voluntary helpers, the building was refurbished. Many of the new residents lent a hand; companies provided the know-how, staff and materials. The objective was to create a high-quality living space through the efficient use of resources. Constructional focus points included a new yard-side structure, the revitalisation of the courtyard roof and a 1.5-storey loft extension.