Vienna, AT


HOL - Bruckner Tower Linz

Dense cityscape

On the premises of the former Bruckner University, an architectural symbiosis of living and education weaves into an urban design symphony in the urban fabric. A lively quarter building block, the Bruckner Tower on the north side of Linz contributes to creating a connected builtup ensemble and provides a varied and livable urban space. The bent multi-aspect façades of the clearly readable sculptural structure respond to its architectural context and give the
high-rise a slender silhouette with a changing appearance. The Bruckner Tower thus is able to act as an ingenious landmark and backbone for the cityscape east of the Lentia complex. Its distinctive shape is underscored by wraparound strip balconies with parapets that seem to dematerialize in upward direction, from massive concrete to optically lighter delicate glass. The transparent two-story plinth is positioned around an inner courtyard which gives on to a generous plaza on the north side. The plinth, which accommodates a school and kindergarten, combines with the residential high-rise into one unified design composition, which is accentuated by the inner courtyard, the two plazas, and rooftops with generous green areas.

Planning: AllesWirdGut mit Hertl.Architekten

Team: Barbara Schickermüller, Christopher Schweiger, Dominic Fohrer, Eva Oberndorfer, Felix Reiner, Florian Gottler, Johannes Windbichler, Teresa Ricardo, Tin Jelavic, Rachele Albini, Vittorio Salvadori (AllesWirdGut)

Antonia Forster, Carmen Suchy, Caroline Waglhuber Christian Spindler, Michael Albrecht, Ursula Hertl (Hertl.Architekten)

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Status: Under Construction
Location: Linz, AT
Additional Credits: Construction physics: TAS Bauphysik

Fireprotection: Firex Gresslehner GmbH

Building services planning: TB Wiesauer

Landscaping: DnD Landschaftsarchitektur

Structural engineering: Schindelar ZT GmbH

Visualization: expressiv (Interior Rendering: Riepl)