- Location:Vienna (AT)
- GBA:90.000 m²
ZKA – Development Area with Mixed Use New Centre Kagran
Around the urban traffic hub, the urban center of the Vienna‘s 22nd district emerges. The New Kagran Center is supposed to vitalize the neighborhood with fresh architectural esprit and to provide a local landmark. The complex consists of interconnected volumes situated closely together: seven buildings grouped around a common center—the Forum Kagran— like in a village. The compact building elements do not appear anonymous, but with their clear silhouettes have great recognition value. All houses are accessible from inside (the Forum and passageways) and from outside (the square and adjacent streets).
In the central Forum pedestrian traffic flows come together like in a “living room” and as a lively continuation of the outdoor spaces. Tree islands vivify the central square, and generous open spaces provide room for events to be held here.
A varied walkway system passes through the structure both in north-south and east-west direction.
A landmark building that facilitates and accommodates urban life in all its variety.
Client: Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
Invited Competition: 10.2010
GBA: 90.000 m²
Team: Alexia Sawersche, Katalin Toth, Johann Wittenberger, Vasco Lopes
Modell: Andreas Kaufmann
Structural physics: Bauphysik Pfeiler
Landscaping: T17 Landschaftsarchitekten
Consulting: ZFG Projekt Planungs u. –Beratungs GMBH