Hofburg - Hofüberdachung

  • City/Country: Vienna, Austria
  • Completion: 2005
  • Business area: Steel-Glass-Structures
  • Type: Canopies
  • Infobox

    Architect:  Wehdorn 
    Engineer: Stella & Stengl 
    Main Contractor: PORR 
    Client:   Burghauptmannschaft 

    Steel structure: 80 t
    Glazing: 1100 m²

  • description

    Waagner Biro‘s scope of work is the design and installation of an envelope for the new conference center in the Hofburg Palace complex, a 3 stories high extension of the so called “Kesselhaus” (the former boiler house of the palace). One of the preconditions for the design requirements was that a complete roofing of the courtyard was not allowed due to the historically protected façade of the “Alte Burg” (old part of the palace) and insufficient lighting and ventilation of existing rooms. The basic idea was a light steel – glass construction which docks onto the west façade creating additional space, however, preserving the 3 other façades of the courtyard. These requirements, resulted into the aimed emphasis of interaction between the old and the new parts by means of form and choice of material.

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