The building on the site of the former Leopoldau gasworks is open and innovative. Shared living and communication as central aspects make the project a real highlight. Quite contrary to the principle of anonymous big-city life, in which one does not know one's neighbors and has little or no relationship to the building's residents, this project is designed, even in its basic design, to be close to one another, to approach one another openly and to meet one another. It is like a village within the house, where residents can show themselves to each other. Each apartment has a small studio or mini-workspace, which is windowed and faces the spacious staircase. Here residents can freely express themselves, display collections, showcase their creativity and themselves, set up an office or even install a curtain and create privacy.
Overall, the project was subordinated to many other aspects in addition to the goal of creating housing here. The development is to be created in a holistic principle of living with open space and in dialogue. The consideration of the tree population strengthens the identity and the ecological qualities. Likewise, detailed attention is paid to building ecological components such as furniture, flooring, lighting, planting and play concept. The result is a living space with an eye on economic, resource-saving and constructively optimized approaches. The term "young living" is not age-dependent, but rather implies values that are young at heart and aims to respond to current trends. Following this thought, the house is to be made available as a medium of unfolding. It is flexible, open, modular, connectable, temporary and occasion-related usable.
A central question that concerns us is: Where does our society stand and how can we as architects contribute to the discourse within our limited possibilities?