Gudrun Business Apartments

Best Implemented Project of Residential Estate

About the project
Fifty business apartments and six offices were constructed on an empty lot in Vienna. The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication. In further phases optimal light and noise conditions were achieved by orienting all of the apartments facing South-East towards a more quiet side street. Following the client’s brief of modern temporary living spaces, these affordable micro-apartments offer maximized spaciousness and comfort. The compact floor plan consist of a generous main corridor, a bedroom area, sanitary facilities, and a living space with a pitched roof oriel and a balcony. Minimising the adjacent rooms results in a bright and generous living space that meets the dynamic needs of the future residents. The building's facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens (small, intimate garden communities), expressing a strong character in terms of urban development in a neighborhood characterized by predominantly commercial use.

Gudrunstraße 1, Vienna, Austria

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Awards: Winner Big SEE Awards 2018, Finalist Archmarathon Awards 2018, Winner American Architecture Master Prize 2017, Finalist German Design Award, 2015.

Applicant and authors of the project
Büro für Architektur | Architekt DI Heinz Lutter ZT-GmbH, BÜRO KLK OG. BFA x KLK stands for two offices which have successfully completed several projects in the last years. BFA x KLK pursuits the approach of facing diverse situations with curiosity and putting original ideas into practice. The collaboration is characterized by a common passion for experimentation, a profound expertise and a fine sense for the aesthetical. This results in an interdisciplinary practice that unites the fields of architecture, design & interior, project management and urban strategies.

Other participants
Construction Documents: Jürgen DePaul
Design Development: Xaver Kolleger
Schematic Design: Heinz Lutter, Christian Knapp, Jonathan Lutter, Fabian Lutter
Project Lead: Christian Knapp
Structural engineer: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH, Site supervision: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH, Project management: Oberressl & Kantz ZT-GmbH, Fire Protection: IMS Brandschutz Ingenieurbüro GmbH, Building physics engineer: Bauklimatik GmbH, HVAC: Bauklimatik GmbH