Oct 6, 2009

Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

g city the gasometers of vienna conversion gas tanks Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

History of the Vienna Gas Tanks
The Gasometers of Vienna date back to 1896 when Viennese authorities decided it was time to invest in large-scale gas and electric utilities. In just three years, the city built Europe’s largest gas plant (which included the four gasometers) and laid more than 500 km (300 miles) of gas lines.

Over time, natural gas replaced coal gas, and the gasometers were no longer needed. The gas plant was permanently shut down in 1984. After their decommission they were used for various purposes, including: a set in the movie James Bond: The Living Daylights and as a venue to host the Gazometer Raves. Sound in the large round structures reverberated and exhibited a special echo that was popular to the ravers in attendance.

the original gasometers of vienna pre rennovation Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

Eventually, Vienna undertook a remodelling and revitalization of the protected monuments; and in 1995 called for ideas for the new use of the structures. The chosen designs by the architects Jean Nouvel (Gasometer A), Coop Himmelblau (Gasometer B), Manfred Wehdorn (Gasometer C) and Wilhelm Holzbauer (Gasometer D) were completed between 1999 and 2001. Each gasometer was divided into several zones for living (apartments in the top), working (offices in the middle floors) and entertainment and shopping (shopping malls in the ground floors). The shopping mall levels in each gasometer are connected to the others by skybridges. The original contract budget was $150 million Euros.

gasometers vienna rennovation Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

The Gasometers Industrial Renovation
The Gasometers are four cylindrical telescopic gas containers, each with a volume of about 90,000 cubic meters or approx. 3.18 million cubic feet. Each tank is enclosed by a red-brick facade. They are each 70 meters (230 ft) tall and 60 meters (197 ft) in diameter. The Gasometers were gutted during the remodelling and only the brick exterior and parts of the roof were left standing.

gas tank rennovation interior gasometer Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

inside a gasometer vienna g city Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

Additional Features Include:
– Over 70 shops, restaurants, bars and cafes
– A multiplex cinema with 12 screens
– An events hall with room for 4,200 people
– A daycare center
– The Vienna National Archive
– 11,000 square meters (118,403 sq ft) of office space.
– 615 apartments
– A 230-bed student dormitory

g city interior vienna gazometer Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

vienna gas tank gasometer aerial rennovation Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

gasometer aerial vienna Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

gas tank co op residence vienna Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

gazometers vienna restoration conversion Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasometer,_Vienna
http://europeforvisitors.com/switzaustria/articles/vienna_gasometer_town.htm
http://www.cse.polyu.edu.hk/~cecspoon/lwbt/Case_Studies/Gasometer_City/Gasometer_City.htm

gas tank property living vienna Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

gas tank housing vienna Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

gas tank rennovation vienna gasometers Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

vienna gas tank conversion Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

gasometers vienna gazometers g city Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna



If you enjoyed this article, the Sifter highly recommends: Holy Conversion – Church From 1790s Renovated and Restored

chuch conversion interior Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna



Comments

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 51,325 other followers

Like Us on Facebook?

Close: I already like TwistedSifter