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AZPML wins Vienna skyscraper contest

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[First look + plans + project data] Alejandro Zaera-Polo’s practice, AZPML has defeated Dominique Perrault and Coop Himmelb(l)au in the contest for a 31-storey skyscraper in Vienna

Local firm Geiswinkler & Geiswinkler won second place and LAAC from Innsbruck was named third place in the race for the high-profile ‘Schnirchgasse 11’ office scheme.

Rüdiger Lainer, Pichler & Traupmann, BUSarchitektur, Berger + Parkkinen, Delugan Meissl, JSWD Architekten and Hamburg-based Carsten Roth were also shortlisted.

AZPML’s winning design for developer Austro Control features a ‘rhomboidal floorplate’ designed to minimize wind impact and downdraft.

The UK-based practice teamed up with local firm SHARE Architects to compete for the 115 metre-tall city fringe building.

AZPML's competition-winning scheme for a 31-storey skyscraper in Vienna

AZPML’s competition-winning scheme for a 31-storey skyscraper in Vienna

Project data

Project: New office tower Schnirchgasse 11 Vienna
Client: Austro Control
Place: Vienna, Austria
Competition: 2014
AZPML: Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Maider Llaguno, Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal, Manuel Eijo, Donghua Chen, Lidia Martinez, Roberto Benitez
SHARE architects: Thomas Lettner, Silvia Forlati, Hannes Bürger, Laura Risatti, Stefania Catania, Zuzka Gallikova, Federico Cheloni, Michele Realis LucConsultants:Transsolar, Bollinger + Grohmann
Renders: SBDA
Model: MattWeiss

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