New Social Housing Heustadelgasse by Pichler & Traupmann in AustriaDecember 27th, 2009 - Posted in Housing
A new urbanistic typology, new forms for living in Vienna, Austria, New Social Housing Heustadelgasse was designed by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten ZT GmbH. Through a series of competitions the municipality of Vienna called a new type of social housing. Social housing must now also available as single family homes and duplex homes. However, the framework of strict public funding and zoning of the law applicable to the property close to the green belt still must be observed.
Pichler & Traupmann create a new urbanistic typology – among typologies existing city parks and allotment gardens, and a new architectural design typology – in between the existing typologies row house and summer house. The prototype home-configured point symmetrically. So, it is possible to have another house attached to each of the four directions. This strategy also allows for simple scaling to achieve a variety of home sizes and different types of apartments. Based on a prototype, housing development shows the unity and diversity at the same time.
The idea of settlement, to be realized within the framework of social housing, developed in the field, the tension between the sidewalk and the street scene in the East in the West, and between privacy and openness of the garden plot of public parks. For each house exactly defined area and garden terrace are assigned for private use. However, the public network and semi-public streets and places which runs between the private sphere.
A social agenda is also a very important part of the project. The house is a small community in the midst of housing development. With shipping, the developer offers support to people to organize themselves democratically and to choose their own advisory board.