The project at the Schweizergarten is the result of an invited competition that was held in mid-2015. The winner was the prestigious architectural office Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. On the basis of this urban concept, one of the residential towers included in the entry submitted by the internationally recognised architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au was subsequently integrated into the project to create a coherent complex, taking into account the jury's recommendations.
A mixed-use complex of buildings will be erected on a construction site spanning about 11,000 m², comprising two residential towers, an office building and a hotel, with a gross floor area of around 64,000 m² . In addition, there will be an underground car park with approximately 400 parking spaces. Completion is scheduled for Q4 2020.
The main station, a major public transport hub, is within walking distance and offers excellent links to Vienna’s public transport system by train, underground, urban railway, bus and tram and also by car due to easy access to the motorway. The Stephansplatz is only 15 minutes away by underground, and in less than 30 minutes, a direct line takes you to the airport which connects Vienna with the whole world. 80 shops in BahnhofCity complete the range of services offering extensive shopping and supply options with extended opening hours, including Sundays and public holidays.
In addition to excellent transport connections and a central location, the project Schweizergarten also appeals by its proximity to green spaces: Popular city parks such as the Schweizergarten, the Belvedere Castle grounds and the Botanical Gardens can be reached in a matter of minutes. A wide range of cultural facilities, including Belvedere 21, the Museum of Military History, Belvedere Castle and varied culinary delights like the impressive rooftop bar of Hotel Andaz Vienna nearby, is adding to the quality of life of this new district.