Our New House 2.0

The Vienna headquarters of the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions is currently undergoing a process of modernisation and extension. The 16-storey tower block from 1976 is being renovated in accordance with the EnerPHit Standard and supplemented with two brand new buildings. The high-rise structure’s existing facade is being replaced by a new double-skin facade. Particular attention is being paid to the thermal comfort of the building in this regard – the aim is for the cavity between the facade’s two skins to heat up as little as possible during the summer months.

Architecture
Chaix & Morel, Paris/France

Planning time
2015 − 2017

Construction time
2017 − 2020

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 8 in acc. with HOAI)
Digital thermal simulation

GFA
25,724 sqm

Client
The Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Vienna/Austria

Photography
Wolfgang Thaler, Vienna/Austria

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