1st Prize Technology Centre aspern IQ Seestadt, Vienna, AT

ATP won the EU wide, invited developer competition for the first project in the largest urban development district in Vienna with a Plus-Energy-House concept.

The result of the competition for the first element of the largest current urban development district in Vienna – the Aspern Seestadt Technology Centre - was decided by the competition jury on 28th January 2010. A pre-qualification process had led to the selection of five participants for the second round of the competition.
A key element of this prequalification process was the assessment of the experience of the applicants in the design and execution of sustainable buildings.

The project seeks to escape from the customary perimeter block solution. This is achieved by the creation of openings across the site which divide the building mass into a series of smaller volumes which correspond with the phasing of the development.

A series of individual elements is laid out in a radiatingpattern which contrasts with the geometry of the site, with the axes of these elements converging on the public square facing the site and the lake which is the focus of the wider radially planned district. This concept takes fully into account both the relevant urban planning regulations and the specific guidelines for this location. By breaking up the blocks in this way connections are made between the central open space and the surroundings and many possible routes are created for both pedestrians and cyclists.

The orientation of all these building entrances towards this square and the creation of more communal areas like the restaurant, café and seminar both around and within the public space lead to the creation of a dynamic urban campus.

The energy concept for the project is based on the minimising of energy consumption and the saving of resources through the use of renewable energy and appropriate technology. Building services systems have been chosen with the target of minimising maintenance  and operating costs.

The Plus Energy Standard is met by the energy efficient building method which combines a minimal use of environmentally unfriendly materials, an air-tight building envelope, an approach to detailing which all but excludes the creation of thermal bridges and high insulation standards.

Thermal solar collectors actively use the sun’s rays to generate heat. The photovoltaic solar modules transform the sun’s rays directly into electricity which can then be fed into the electricity grid. In addition to this, vertical wind turbines generate electrical energy.

Competition Organiser:
WWFF Business and Service Center GmbH
in Kooperation mit Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG

Competition Team:
ATP architects engineers, Vienna, Group Dario Travas 

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