BelView Tower
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Belview Tower 

Coop Himmelb(L)au

AREA
22417 M²

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
Duccio Malagamba

LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Rajek Barosch Landschaftsarchitektur

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Gmeiner Haferl Bauingenieure

MEP
Rhm

DESIGN PRINCIPAL
Wolf Dprix

PARTNER
Markus Prossnigg

PROJECT ARCHITECT
Martina Bighignoli

DESIGN ARCHITECT
Alexander Ott

PROJECT TEAM
Albara Arab, Christophe Bigras, Daniel Bolojan, Tyler Bornstein, Katya Ermishkina, Angela Heringer, Branislav Milic, Sadi Özdemir, Denitsa Parleva, Lenka Petrak, Jan Rancke, Juan Robledo, Penelope Rüttiman, Tudor Sabau, Benjamin Schmidt, Tamara Soto Bailon, Mara Trübenbach

CATEGORY
Apartments

MODEL
Win Man, Jakob Deffner

LOCATION
Vienna, Austria

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
Architektur Consult

CONSTRUCTION PHYSICS (SOUND PROTECTION, ACOUSTICS)
Schöberl & Pöll

Designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, the BelView Tower is located close to Vienna's main train station and prominently adjacent to the Schweizergarten in the Quartier Belvedere Central.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
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The residential tower is designed as a flowing monolithic structure of the organic, amoeba-like form. 

The perimeter parapet bands of white, powder-coated aluminum panels that essentially wrap around the entire building contour are interrupted in certain zones according to different environmental factors, such as wind, sound, and light exposure.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba

This generates a differentiated facade design with opaque and glazed, linear, and dot-shaped balcony elements. The 18 upper floors comprise 234 two-room and 15 three-room, rental apartments, which are particularly suitable for singles and couples.

Each of the six apartment types is equipped with ceiling cooling and underfloor heating. All apartments have their own balcony or loggia offering a high quality of outdoor living with fascinating views over Vienna.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba

In the area with limited lighting, certain parts were pivoted out of the basic shape of the building, forming metal-clad bays with adequate lighting and views.

In addition, the volumetric shape of the building is structured by the formation of 3 transparent façade zones that recede floor by floor.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba

These measures result in a formally independent building that enriches its surroundings with its iconographic presence.

The exterior walls of the residential tower are designed as a plastered thermal insulation composite facade, with triple glazed fixed glazing or rotating or tilting elements as an aluminum-glass construction.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba

In the glazed areas, the ground floor zone consists of post-and-beam construction or metal-clad wall panels made of anodized aluminum. An inserted vestibule marks the entrance.

Residents of the BelView Apartments can expect an in-house fitness room with professional equipment including a sauna area in the basement area.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba

A common room with a kitchen and access to the landscaped plaza invites residents to chat and share activities.

With a laundromat, there's no need for a washing machine in the apartment, and with in-house parcel boxes including a return option, there's no need to go to the post office. An in-house underground parking garage ensures barrier-free access to the apartments.

BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba
BelView Tower
© Duccio Malagamba

The residential tower has been awarded a DGNB certificate in Gold for sustainable construction.

Wolf D. Prix & Partner Zt GmbH
T +43 1 54660
Wolf D. Prix & Partner Zt GmbH
Spengergasse 37 1050 Vienna Austria