The tallest building in Austria
In the Viennese Donau City, now stands the first of two monumental glass towers, with which the Star-Architect Dominique Perrault has lifted a significant part of the Viennese horizon skywards. At a height of 220 meters [248 incl. antenna] and an uncompromising slim layout, the DC Tower 1 is not only Austria’s tallest building but has become a new landmark in the capital city. Completion is expected towards the end of 2013.
Top technology from ECKELT
The 32,000 m² glazed envelope was produced at ECKELT GLAS. With many years of international experience working on extensive and complex projects, ECKELT was predestined to accept this challenge in their own country. The Solar Control insulating glass units CLIMAPLUS COOL-LITE and PARSOL grey [>] lend the tower its elegant appearance. In addition, over 10,000 m² of the units were printed with a special screen pattern using SERALIT LITEX [>]. The specially developed design is suited to reduce the potential for bird impact to a minimum.
Confident Architecture with Green Building Standard
„The project DC Towers has a great symbolic value and will become a historic gesture in the silhouette of Vienna.“ Dominique Perrault
Perrault’s tower combines architectonic aesthetic with modern „green“ sustainable construction and functionality. The DC Tower 1 is one of the first Austrian office towers which has been built to be certified to the energy and sustainable requirements of the EC for a „Green Building“ to LEED. Vienna’s new vertical high point is a confident show of growth for the modern economic location of Vienna.
15 floors of DC Tower 1 will be occupied by 18,300 m² of a 4 Star-Plus-Hotel. The leading Spanish hotel operator Sol Meliá will open its fifth ME-Hotel. In the upper floors there will be exclusive apartments, a few of which are planned to be duplex lofts with 300 m² of living space. The rest of the floors are intended for office space.
Photos: 1-2 Vienna DC, 3-5 Peter Freyka