Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße – 121 Apartments / by AllesWirdGut and feld72

Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße - 121 Apartments / by AllesWirdGut and feld72

The idea behind the Herzberg development is to create a built structure which combines a variety of residential offerings into one neighborhood that facilitates different ways of living. This objective was pursued on both an urban-planning and on an architectural level.

For one thing, the estate comprises several widely different urbandesign typologies:

There is the lawn with several point block buildings scattered on it; the residential courtyard building with access balconies, or the street and plaza with a multi-family townhouse.

Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße - 121 Apartments / by AllesWirdGut and feld72
© Hertha Hurnaus

This collage structure makes the estate mediate in the urban fabric between the colony of small-scale single-family houses on the West side and a shopping mall to the East.

For another thing, the buildings are terraced on the upper storeys, which creates different living and outdoor situations from floor to floor.

Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße - 121 Apartments / by AllesWirdGut and feld72
© Hertha Hurnaus

The range of apartment types thus created spans from the singleperson rooftop apartment with a large terrace to flexible (blended) family apartments with living rooms from which one or two temporary bedrooms may easily be partitioned off if needed, and to assisted-living homes for children without families.

The color design re-unifies the resultant diversity into one coherent neighborhood and provides it with an urban identity of its own.

Project: Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße – 121 Apartments
Location: Wien (A)
Client: EGW Heimstätte + ÖVW Österreichisches Wohnungswerk
Competition: 2007
Start of construction: 2009
Completion: 2011
Gross floor area: 20.212m²
Planning: ARGE hERZberg: AllesWirdGut + feld72