Wien Europan Housing

Set within an interesting district of Wien (Vienna) featuring distinctive and individual allotment houses that were inspired by a relaxation in planning law, the competition involved providing a new type of housing. AE took inspiration from the allotment house, but altered the type to create a dense housing solution for 200 detached properties set within open plots. The houses open on two sides and tesselate to avoid overlooking. The staircase wraps around the two blind sides of the property and is featured on the external form. Each house is clad in a different material to continue the architectural variety of the neighbouring allotments. A linear park was created to support larger scale mixed use buildings and infrastructural elements, linking the suburban district to central Vienna.