Fusionopolis. A vertical city made of glass
The new quarter "Viertel Zwei" (Quarter Two) is emerging right in the middle of Vienna. 40,000 square metres of new living space, comprising modern office and residential buildings and spacious green areas, is being created between the exhibition grounds and city centre. The heart of the quarter will be a 5,000 square metre lake, over which the overhanging part of the office building "Plus Zwei" (Plus Two) "levitates" like an oversized block of glass. The building, designed by the Viennese architect Martin Kohlbauer, is one of six innovative objects that will be built in the new quarter by 2010. Clear structures and 7,200 square metres of structural glazing facade with solar control glass (ipasol neutral 50/27 and ipasol platin 47/29) provide rooms flooded with natural light, yet protected from overheating during the summer months. Work can be carried out within an inspiring and comfortable atmosphere.
All pictures: Viertel Zwei, Vienna, Austria
Architect: Martin Kohlbauer, Vienna, Austria