23-24 Okt 2024

in Hallein, Salzburg

Österreichs zentrales Event

für klimaneutrale Sanierung

APA Tower

Alternative to demolition as a responsible professional react on environmental challenges

eingereicht von Team: Isabella Krammel & Fabiana Roppelt

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Kurze Beschreibung

The APA Tower, a skeleton structure out of reinforced concrete with a bracing core, is an expression of the modernist architecture of the 1970s. The aim of the conversion project is to use and continue the idea of functionality and simplicity of the existing structure, but to add spatial qualities through targeted interventions and to create an infrastructure that can be flexibly occupied in terms of residential or office use. A modular and permeable steel scaffolding, which forms a stand-alone structure around the tower, removes the storey nature of the tower and addresses the need for a second escape route and balcony spaces. In addition, the scaffolding structure allows the tower to be raised an additional three levels and terminates in an open roof top that is available to both residents and the public for athletic activities, events and exhibitions. The design also envisages usage variants for offices, co-working spaces, student housing and common living, which can be adapted at any time due to the reversible interior structure.

Projektziele

Against the background of a responsible use of resources and materials, the goal was to transform a vacant office tower that had been declared for demolition into a contemporary building type (mixed-use) using the simplest possible measures. The focus was on the responsible use of existing building structures and the careful integration of necessary new elements.

Methodik

In order to transform the previously pure office use and to provide for interaction and community across the floors, the design includes the following measure to address the aforementioned challenges. A modular and permeable steel scaffolding, which forms a stand-alone structure around the tower, removes the storey nature of the tower and addresses the need for a second escape route and balcony spaces.

Ergebnisse

The scaffolding structure allows the tower to be raised an additional three levels and terminates in an open roof top that is available to both residents and the public for athletic activities, events and exhibitions. The design also envisages usage variants for offices, co-working spaces, student housing and common living, which can be adapted at any time due to the reversible interior structure.

Adressierte Innovationsfelder

- Ressourcen (Ressourcenerhaltung durch Re-use konzept)
- Multifunktionale, klimaneutrale Gebäudehülle (räumlich nutzbare Gebäudehülle mit neuer Zirkulation und Sonnenschutzsystemen)
- Nutzer:innenintegration / Prozessbegleitung (individuell nutzbare Räume, mit Partizipationsprozessen)

Infos zum Studium

Hochschule
Technische Universität Wien
Studium
Master
Studienübergreifend?
Nein
Semester
1

Bilder und Skizzen


[PDF] APA-Tower_Presentation_Krammel_Roppelt.pdf