Mühlweg – Passiv Houses, Vienna (AT)

High ecological standards and a mixed-timber construction design were specified for this prototype estate on the outskirts of Vienna. The compact, four-story apartment buildings were conceived as passive houses. Walls, floors and ceilings made of solid timber panels form the supporting structure around a staircase made of reinforced concrete. Each element of the façade was prefabricated including windows, insulation and base plaster.

Client: Bauträger Austria Immobilien
Location: A-1210 Vienna, Mühlweg 74
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller
Project management: Thomas Weber
Competition: 2004
Construction: 2005-2006
Area: 6,750 m²
Ecology: Passivhaus standard
Capacity: 70 apartments

Awards
2007 Energy Globe Vienna

Partner
structural engineering: JR Consult, Graz / HAVCR: Ökoplan, Vienna / building physics: IBO, Vienna / timber construction: KLH Massivholz, Katsch / landscape: Bacher, Vienna /// photos: © Bruno Klomfar