Büro für Architektur, Dachausbau, Büroturm  Wien 6, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, Österreich

Büro für Architektur, Dachausbau, Büroturm  Wien 6, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, ÖsterreichBüro für Architektur, Dachausbau, Büroturm  Wien 6, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, ÖsterreichBüro für Architektur, Dachausbau, Büroturm  Wien 6, Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH, Österreich

Planning Architect DI Heinz Lutter
Project management Ing Gerhard Lichtenwallner, DI Andreas Scharler
Assistance Mag arch Monika Steiner, DI Ralf Aydt,
Philipp Müllner, Admir Memisoski
Contractor Datareal Immobilien
Floor space 5704.92 square feet, three-story office, patio,
technical equipment for ca. 30 office spaces
Status Finished 2004
Photography Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH/Paul Messner,
Architekt DI Lutter ZT GmbH/DI Andreas Scharler

Office Tower – Schadekgasse 5, Vienna, Austria

The office tower 'Schadekgasse' is located at the intersection between Mariahilferstrasse and Neubaugasse. The 6th and 7th district of Vienna are connected via Neubaugasse, Schadekgasse as well as Amerlingstrasse. Several public transportation methods, such as the underground and busses have stops here. In addition, this office tower poses as the center for the following locations: Mariahilferstrasse, Museumsquartier and Westbahnhof. It is at this highly beneficial junction that the tower emerged, namely a three-story office unit.
Both of the sidewings are enveloped by what resembles a barrel. The prominent tower situated at the center of the tower, which initally had ornamental purposes, was completely opened up on the side that faces the busy Mariahilferstrasse. Behind the glas facade, three office levels were developed, which are all interconnected in the style of a galery. The former empty and somber tower has therefore been transformed into and active and visible piece of art, the glass front of which serving as the advertising surface for the organization. High above the Cafe Ritter then, all the tedious office acitivities can be observed, almost cinema like, from the trafficked Mariahilferstrasse below.
From the inside however, this tower offers marvelous views over Mariahilferstrasse, as well as views over the south of the city. The open room concept provides for an outstanding working climate high above the roofs of Vienna.

Construction
The tower consists of a visible steel supporting structure, whereas the construction of the side wing is designed with bent glue laminated wood. The outer shell was constructed with finished wood and the crawl space is made of glue laminated solid wood and is taken down from the steel construction.