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3XN, Vienna, Austria

Monday 03 Oct 2016

Vienna takes on a new look

3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria
3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria 3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria 3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria 3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria 3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria 3XN by 3XN architects in Vienna, Austria
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Construction gets underway at 3XN’s Renngasse 10 in Vienna, Austria as the city gets a contemporary version of its classic architecture 

Construction begins this month on Renngasse 10, the new residential building 3XN designed in the heart of Vienna's historic First District. The seven-storey, 16,000 sq m project features a softly undulating facade wrapped in warm shades of anodised aluminium punctuated by horizontal bands, balconies and loggias. The dynamic design lends a graceful movement to the building, a gentle but marked counterpoint to the traditional structures nearby. The project, developed by JP Immobilien and in collaboration with Malek Herbst Architekten, will be complete in September 2018.

"Vienna's architecture, rich with its own refined charm, creates a specific mood," said Jan Ammundsen, 3XN Senior Partner. "We designed a new building whose details, materials and a certain softness, we hope, contribute to this special atmosphere. Many historic Viennese buildings incorporate elaborate ornament. We took a contemporary approach - polished yet functional - to this luxury building and added subtle layers to the whole structure, establishing our interpretation of this distinctive architectural mood."

Renngasse 10 comprises 73 homes ranging from 50 to 240 sq m, including four penthouses and several duplex townhouses, as well as space for a gallery, retail and services on the ground floor. The development brings NYC-style concierge service to Vienna with a doorman. Additional amenities include a Library with pantry for entertaining, fitness centre, playroom and four levels of below-grade parking. Residents and guests will relax in the rear courtyard, which will include a small water feature and expansive planted 'living' wall.

All residences feature either a balcony or loggia, and the top floor units benefit from private roof terraces. Given the distinctive form of the building, over 75% of the apartments offer two exposures.

3XN brings the facade colour palette and concepts into the fixed interior decor: metallic, wood and black finishes adorn the reception area and open stair, with natural stone floors and oak panels throughout the public areas.


Nick Myall

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