Our proposal for the Austro Control Tower building in Vienna aims to strike a balance between a distinctive identity for the complex and an efficient operation, both in terms of flexibility of use and environmental performance. We have tried to reach a solution where expression and efficiency are mutually reinforcing.

The form of the tower has been designed as an airfoil to minimize the impact of the wind on the structure, and to minimize the downdraft. The basic plan of the tower adopts a diamond shape to follow the prevailing wind directions in the area.


CLIENT / Austro Control
TYPOLOGY / Office building and convention centre
AREA / CAPACITY / 34.500 m²
WORKSTAGES / Competition, 1st Prize / All planning stages
PROJECT PARTNER / AZPML
PROJECT TEAM / S. Ballestin, J. Brandhuber, S. Catania, F. Cheloni, M. Chisté, M. Frischauf, Z. Gallikova, T. Pavlovic, M. Realis Luc, L. Risatti, S. Sorazabal
CONSULTANTS /
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Bollinger Grohmann
CLIMATE ENGINEERING: Transsolar
FIRE PREVENTION: A. Kunz
TRAFFIC PLANER: Traffix