Palais Siebenbrunn, Lofts, Wien 5, Büro für Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, Österreich

Palais Siebenbrunn, Lofts, Wien 5, Büro für Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, ÖsterreichPalais Siebenbrunn, Lofts, Wien 5, Büro für Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, ÖsterreichPalais Siebenbrunn, Lofts, Wien 5, Büro für Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, Österreich

Planning Architect DI Heinz Lutter
Project management DI Finn Erschen
Assistance DI Karl-Heinz Hoffmann, Konrad Rautter
DI (FH) Florian Roedl, Mag arch Michaela Ruttmann
Contractor Palais Siebenbrunn Entwicklings- und
Vermietungs GmbH & Co KG
Floor space 99 accomodation units, office space, stores, subterranean garage
Entire Floor space 94615.56 square feet
accomodation units 52452.97 square feet, office space 13110.55 square feet, shops 29052.03 square feet
Status Finished 1998 / 1999
Photography Anna Blau

Revitalization „Palais Siebenbrunn“, Lofts – Embelgasse 2-8, Vienna, Austria

The construction consists of two parts: the employment agency for metal and wood workers. These administrative bodies were built by the architects Stiegholzer between the years of 1929 and 1930.
In the initial state of this construction, both buildings consisted of two main stair cases which lead to the reception halls for the workers. The clerks had independent stair cases which lead to their offices. Both buildings were then essentially divided by a so-called „street court“, which was shut off by the Embelgasse and the upper Amtshausgasse.
After 14 years of vacancy, this building suffered from many structural damages due to lack of service. In 1996 then, a private investor bought and reused it in cooperation with the Palais Siebenbrunn development and leasing GmBH & Co KEG.
After acquisition however, the facade as well as the significant lobby and staircases remained unchanged in form. The “street court” was removed. The end result was a semi-open room, from which one could reach the super market situated on the ground floor, as well as the local stores opposite could be easily reached.
A subterranean garage with 75 vacancies is accessible via the upper Amtshausgasse. The offices are located on the first floor of the former metal agency building and are illuminated by the inner court yard. The remaining floors of both buildings consist of apartments ranging from 387 to 915 square feet.
Both buildings were stock-piled with two floors in order to add spacious, modern lofts including roof terraces which provide a view over the Vienna plaza. All of the apartments have access to four community patios.