The structure of the building follows the linear morphology of the island.
The volumes are divided, informed by the dominant form of Sillpark, responding the surround environment and forces present within it. The identity of the island's green space is on the one hand public, to the west, and on the other hand private, to the east. The new topography of the island positions the buildings to enforce privacy. On the three-dimensional reference plane, 5-storey buildings are assembled to express different characters. In response to the street, necessary infrastructural features such as janitorial, garage and garden functions are assembled above grade.
Access routes lead diagonally across the site, connecting with Rapoldipark Dreiheiligenstraße, creating highly defined outdoor spaces, accessible to the public, with extruded imprints in the landscape. The proximity to the Sillkanal allow for access to the water, making the site extremely attractive. At the Sillseite on the east side, the ground floor apartments feature private gardens.
The buildings have a compact form and thus minimize their energy requirements. The east facade is slightly twisted toward the south, allowing for generous offset terraces to be structured. The western facade forms a window through a perforated plate, ensuring protection against noise.
The east - west orientation allows extension of the apartments and the best possible access for daylight. The buildings offer primarily generous 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments.
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Thomas Feuerstein, Wolfgang Mitterer