Hand in Hand

Grellgasse, 1210 Wien Floridsdorf 48°17'19.1"N 16°25'56.2"E

On the fringe of Vienna – bordering fields and grassland – the affordable housing complex provides 90 flats for young families and elderly people. The curved shape of the building embraces a grand green inner landscaped garden, which allows for social interaction and contact. To connect with the surrounding landscape the green roof slopes down to the ground on the opposite ends. Maisonettes on ground and 1st floor with flats on the top floor, act like attached terraced houses – each unit is readable and has it’s entrance from the footpath. The flats get natural daylight from two directions and are equipped with generous space for bicycles and strollers as well as a garden or a terrace. The concept is based on a safe, neighbourly, social and considerate lifestyle.