446 DMAA An der Schanze vis 001 plaza
Quartier “An der Schanze”
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Urban Design
  • Design Development

Georgina, Julian, Dick, Anne and Timmy. The Famous Five are individualists and each has a different talent. At the same time it is striking how strongly interconnected they are. Because as a team they share a common code that shapes their identity.

This principle of community defines the design for the quarter in one of Vienna’s outer districts. The five buildings offer a loose mix of residential and communal space, shops, restaurants and a range of parking options. The zones between the buildings are suitable for a variety of communal uses, including play areas for children, a garden and atmospheric open spaces.

The grid structures that are placed in front of all the façades also act as trellises for climbing plants. The same applies to the pergolas that connect the buildings at two levels and create additional areas of greenery. As a result, the quarter becomes a green urban oasis in which the community can flourish.


Quartier an der Schanze
1210 Wien

2019 [1st prize]

Start of planning
March 2020

Start of construction


Floor area
10.500 m²

Construction volume
15.118 m²

Site area
5.173 m²

12 - 33 m

Number of levels
EG + 8

Number of basements

Project manager
Sebastian Brunke

Project team
Julia Oblitcova
Martin Schneider

Rüdiger Lainer+Partner

Expanded Design
Architekt DI Dr Andreas Rumpfhuber

Landscape design
Carla Lo Landschaftsarchitektur

Büro für Stadt.Raum.Entwicklung


Structural engineering
Toms Ziviltechniker GmbH

Building physics
Toms Ziviltechniker GmbH

“Neue Heimat“ Gemeinnützige Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgesellschaft, Ges.m.b.H.

EBG Gemeinnützige Ein- und Mehrfamilienhäuser
Baugenossenschaft reg. Gen. m. b. H.

Concept sketch
Introducing the all-over grid

Volumetric model, Modellart | Michael Eisenkölbl

Ground floor plan

Community is when many become one.

South elevation

Concept sketch, green façades
(RLP Rüdiger Lainer + Partner)

A process-oriented planting scheme permits the precise management of the spatial qualities from the very start.

Aspects of an ecological spatial concept