KAPThe Kapellenhof

  • Status:Construction
  • Typology:HOU
  • Location:Vienna (AT)
  • GBA:52.270 m²
  • Year:2016-08
  • PS:AT 1–5, 7

KAP – The Kapellenhof Estate (1220 Vienna) – 450 Living Units

My New Home
Rethinking the tradition of municipal public housing in Vienna

The Kapellenhof project is coming to Vienna’s 22nd district: 450 new residential units around a shared urban grove.

In collaboration with three residential developers, Migra, Neues Leben, and Wogem, AllesWirdGut and feld72 won the developer’s competition for the construction of 450 apartments on Kapellenweg with a concept informed by the tradition-honored Viennese municipal public housing estate, a clear and confident ensemble laid out around a large communal courtyard: this is the Kapellenhof estate.

Much emphasis is placed on the potentials of the site: wide views and greenery! Small-scale buildings on the fringes and a courtyard as large as a football field provide for an open view from each apartment. The courtyard is kept open as an adventurous, topographically varied urban grove that offers private coves for retreat as well as open clearings.

The courtyard is lined by four buildings, each of which has an assigned community space in the entrance area with a courtyard-facing terrace as an offering to foster house communities.

The urban grove and a large multi-purpose room open for use by everybody encourage good-neighborly relations within the estate for more than 1,000 residents. Situated in the transition area between the Kapellenhof estate and the public square of Kapellenlatz on the north side, the large multi-purpose space provides, together with a bar and restaurant operated jointly by residents and other locals from nearby, a place for meeting and neighborly interaction in the quarter.

Architecture: ARGE KAP_AllesWirdGut/feld72
Project Stages: 1–5, 7
Developer: MIGRA / Neues Leben / wogem

Competition: 08.2016 – 1st Prize
Total GFA: 52.270 m²

AllesWirdGut Execution Team:
Felix Kämpfel, Harald Groll, Jan Schröder, Marta Bimova, Philipp Seitz, Svetla Stoyanova
AllesWirdGut Competition Team:
Anna Auwermann, Carla Schwaderer, Jan Schröder, Jessica Wannhoff
feld72 Execution Team:
Arjan Van Toorenburg, Nora Sahr, Ralph Reisinger, Zsuzsanna Balla
feld72 Competition Team:
Elian Trinca, Marino Fei, Ralph Reisinger, Wilhelm Scherübl

Statics: Dorr - Schober & Partner ZT GmbH
Structural engineering: Kern+Ingenieure ZT GmbH
Building services: IDK Engineering
Open space areas: carla lo Landschaftsarchitektur
Social sustainability: Mag. Sonja Gruber

Visualizations: expressiv
Hand drawings: Marino Fei
Model: mattweiss