DC Tower 1

Together with the Viennese architectural firm Hoffmann & Janz, the French architect Dominique Perrault designed an ensemble of two high-rise buildings on the edge of the Danube in the heart of Vienna’s new business districts. Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering as well as the facade and height access planning for this extensive project.

High-Rise Ensemble on the Danube

The first tower (DC Tower 1) was completed in 2013 with a height of 220 m, the second (not yet built) tower is to be 168 m high. The roof surface of DC Tower 1 is inclined by approx. 7°, it is founded on a civil engineering structure that serves as an underground car park.

Architecture
Dominique Perrault, Paris/France &
Hoffmann-Janz Architekten, Vienna/Austria

Planning time
2006 − 2010

Construction time
2010 − 2013

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 3)
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 8)
Height access planning (WP 1 − 8)

GFA
93,600 m²

Client
WED Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum AG, Vienna/Austria

Photography
beyer.co.at, Vienna/Austria
Franz Ebner, Vienna/Austria

Awards
Finalist for CTBUH 2014 Best Tall Building Award Europe
Aluminium-Architektur-Preis 2016 (Recognition)

 

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