Twist Tower

Concept

Initiative
old and new in coexistece outside – inside: rooms that like to be used sensibly – whispering inside and outside...
Architecture
the twisttower – as a transition between old and new in the inner curve of the street, with twisted levels at the front and a seamlessly connected courtyard building, a cuboid that 45° with a suspended gallery floor – maximum variability of the floor plan for flexible, multifunctional work spaces with light and optimal climate
Technology
reflection in urban space

Solution

The office building with underground garage is situated in a 15 m long gap site between two houses of the 19th century. To construct a disposition between the old and the new buildings the storeys are twisted against each other. The twisted storeys include the tangent of the road curve counter-rotating in the construction.

From the dumped stair flight next to the main building a gap is created to bring the light from the backyard trough the rooms to the front side. The building in the backyard has a smooth transition to the main building. It is an ashlar, set up around 45°, with a gallery unit put on.

Info

Category Office/Headquarters
City Vienna
Commissioner Kallco Project GmbH
Period 1999–2002
Type direct
Status built
Details

site: 960,00 m²
net floor area: 2.500,00 m²
8 floors

Copyright driendl*architects ZT GmbH
Images James Morris

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