Stockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, Austria

Stockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, AustriaStockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, AustriaStockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, AustriaStockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, AustriaStockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, AustriaStockpiling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Vienna, Buero fuer Architektur, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, Austria

Planning Architekt DI Heinz Lutter
Project manager DI Bernhard Roider
Assistance DI Thomas Beutl, DI Julia Heisenberg, Elvis Hrustemovic,
Mag arch Nikolaus Michel, Admir Memisoski, Stefan Obertscheider,
DI Mitra Pourazim, DI (FH) Florian Roedl
Client LLL-Luxury Living Liegenschaftsentwicklungs GmbH
Size of property 25,833 square feet
Total usable space approx. 101,180 square feet
Status planning stage
Visuals cy architecturevisualization KG

Stock-piling and modification - Operngasse 5, Vienna, Austria

This project consists of renovating and adding storeys to two buildings, which form a significant part of the overall building ensemble around the Wiener Staatsoper and Karlsplatz.
The building on Elisabethstraße 3 dates from the year 1912.
The architecture represents this kind of “Biedermeier reception enriched with secession elements,” which was quite common in Vienna shortly prior to World War I but also some time after. This is a protected historical building.
The building on Elisabethstraße 5 dates from the year 1869.
This historic corner house in the architectural style of the Vienna Neo-Renaissance was originally built as rental palace. The façades are extensively structured and decorated. The foyer boasts freestanding columns and rich wall and ceiling stucco.
This present ensemble of historical heritage buildings will be combined with modern architecture. The main entrance is going to be moved to Operngasse in order to emphasize and accommodate the exclusivity of the location. The historical lobby with its columns and rich stucco ornamentations will be completely restored. In addition, it will become the new, representative lobby with an entrance portal adapted to modern times.
The large representative rooms of the existing structure have high box-type windows and stuccoed ceilings. They will be restored and become exclusive apartments. Therefore, the buildings are re-established as residential living spaces as provided by the original design. On Elisabethstraße 3, two-storey maisonettes are constructed in the attic. In addition, the structure on Elisabethstraße 5, receives a 5th storey and an attic. These two-storey apartments are designed in contemporary style. Atrium, winter-garden, gallery, and terraces supplement the offered space. Large glass areas connect interior and outdoor spaces and create a diversified room continuum and offers best views over Wiental, to Karlsplatz and to Karlskirche. These apartments are designed in the flair of spacious lofts.
Offices in flexible sizes are going to be created in the mezzanine and in parts of the first floor.