SAT - Social Housing in Satzingerweg, Floridsdorf, Vienna

SAT is a social housing estate built upon a brownfield site in Vienna's traditionally working-class district of Floridsdorf. Through the placement of two U-shaped buildings upon a complex and angled site the project creates a network of spatially interlocking green courtyards and paved patios that are entwined with the public spaces of the larger development. The powerful sculptural presence of the project’s architecture is derived from the interplay between the grey-rendered building masses and the monolithically cast, sand-blasted white-concrete surfaces of the balcony parapets and gallery claddings.