Residential complex Florasdorf, Vienna
Expanded metal type “Schwechat” aluminium 2mm
Residential complex Florasdorf BPL 2; O´Brien Gasse 53, 1210 Vienna
Architekt DI Otto Haeuselmayer & Partner, Vienna
“City meets village“ is the slogan for this urban expansion project by BWS-Group
MICRO TURNS INTO MACRO AND VICE VERSA
The planner’s concept for the residential complex Florasdorf, spanning three streets in Floridsdorf, is based on the slogan “city meets village”.
The team of architects around DI Otto Haeuselmayer & Partner created an exciting interaction of impressive construction size and urban planning space, whereby the large-scale project integrates harmoniously into its topographical background in the 21st district. The delicate aluminium balcony panels in expanded metal type “Schwechat” convey safety, on the one hand, and allow residents to see what lies outside their homes, on the other hand. You do not hide, you live in a community that is almost like a village, yet with better infrastructure and transport connections. Expansive semi-public areas bring the residents together and create a social microcosmos within a large entity.
EXPANDED METALS – practical and elegant
Expanded metals and expanded grates are made of a single piece of metal to ensure there are no strands causing wear and tear and no weighed-down connections or welding seams. As a result, the sustainable, robust material exhibits significant strength and surface stability which makes it ideal for use in façade design. Various materials can be used, the mesh is generally diagonal, hexagonal, round or square, neither twisted nor welded. Depending on the type, various effects are possible. The material retains its inner stability even when it is cut. Due to their 3-dimensional character, façades made of expanded metal turn into “eye catchers”.