Culture Depot Fünfhaus

Culture Depot Fünfhaus

Vienna, Austria


2015 - 2017


The industrial building on Schanzstrasse, Vienna, built by architect Michael Rosenauer in 1926-1927, was built as a storage and administration facility for the Vienna Doretheum, and sits in contrast to an adjacent municipal housing development. Its distinctive style offers rare insight into the architectural zeitgeist of the era and remains an outstanding historical benchmark.

The building will be revitalized after many years of being unoccupied. With the utmost attentiveness, the characteristics of this historically protected object will be reanimated. In addition to the renovation of the building, the goal is to transpose it into a comprehensive and curated utilization concept, a sustainable enrichment to its surroundings.

= Generate modern job opportunities for start-ups. The target groups are social entrepreneurs and creative businesses

= A roof garden, accessible for tenants and neighbors, providing a quiet-zone and green oasis.

= A room for cultural events and activities with an abutting restaurant, as a culinary and social meeting point. The restaurant`s evening opening hours will seat 50 people.

= An apprenticeship workshop for tailoring will accommodate 5-10 trainees

= Lilli`s Ballroom: A center for Latin-American dance, with barrier-free accessibility

= A fitness studio for tenants and neighbors

Total Build Area: 4,800m²
Address: Schanzstraße 14, 1150 Vienna

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