Fire station Baumgasse

The architecture of the building shows a homogeneous and compact structure. Different height requirements result in a intermediate floor that is oriented towards Nottendorfgasse. The thermally separated tower functions as a second escape staircase and clearly anchors the structure to the building site. A clever roof construction creates a protected atrium situation on the roof terrace, which avoids the influence of noise from the south-east tangent as well as overheating of the common rooms in summer.


1030 Vienna, Austria




Public facility




Competition entry

Durable and functional

The facade is created with regard to a high demand on functionality. The choice of materials as well as the architectural structure of the facade ensure a long technical service life, durability and an ecological use of resources. The entire building is manufactured in precast twin walls. A structure of reinforced concrete columns and beams, form T-shaped ceiling beams together with the reinforced concrete ceiling, allowing a span of approximately 18.50m with a grid of 5.20m. The horizontal reinforcement is ensured by the reinforced concrete walls and ceilings.