20-story residential tower project in the 2nd district celebrates topping-out ceremony
213 privately financed condominiums with a variety of floor plans as well as a commercial unit in a central location
Sustainable living concept and ecological sheep wool insulation in the interior
In the trendy Nordbahnviertel district in Vienna's Leopoldstadt district, the Taborama residential high-rise is being built by the beginning of 2023. The 20-story construction project now celebrated its topping-out ceremony together with the real estate developer STRABAG Real Estate and the general contractor STRABAG. The project features green building facades, an urban gardening terrace and a rooftop pool. Particularly sustainable and innovative is the use of ecological interior insulation: Throughout the residential tower, 29,000 square meters of sheep's wool was processed.
The Leopoldstadt district is one of the largest inner-city development areas in Vienna and scores with its modern offices, schools, nursery schools and health centers, as well as its own study campus and excellent infrastructure. There, STRABAG Real Estate has been building the lighthouse project Taborama according to the design of querkraft architekten since March 2020. 213 privately financed condominiums will be built on approx. 15,200 sqm of usable living space by February 2023. The units will suit any lifestyle: From the trendy loft to the spacious terrace apartment to the well-spaced 2-bedroom apartment, Taborama offers the ideal living space for singles, couples and large families.
The unique residential tower project
In addition to the modern living concept, the building also offers other extraordinary features: The highlight is the rooftop pool at a height of about 60 meters, from which you have a remarkable panoramic view over Vienna to the Kahlenberg. Also, one can relax in the in-house sauna and fitness room. In addition, there are two- to three-story special rooms, such as bouldering and yoga room, library, studio and study room. To strengthen cohesion, three rooms can be designed by the future owners themselves.
An important criterion in the design of the unique residential high-rise are the diverse greening measures. The "green" building concept therefore also includes green facades and intensive green roofs, which ensure better absorption of rainwater. In the Urban Gardening installation, the residents have about 140 sqm of space at their disposal for a variety of raised beds to grow herbs, vegetables or flowers.
Sheep wool as an innovative interior insulation
The special highlight, however, is the use of innovative and ecological interior insulation. Throughout Taborama, 29,000 sqm of sheep's wool was used. “The insulation material is natural, biodegradable and can be cleaned and recycled when the building is deconstructed,” explains Reinhard Hoch, project manager at STRABAG Real Estate. The sheep's wool, prepared without pesticides and with our own weaving technology, scores not only with its excellent insulating and soundproofing properties, but can also absorb 33 times its own weight in liquid if required and release it again with a time delay without suffering any damage.
“By using this ecological insulation material alone, we were able to save 47,000 kg of CO2 in this project compared to conventional mineral wool. The use of sheep's wool as sustainable and natural insulation in a high-rise residential building is trend-setting in Austria,” explains Hoch. The energy concept also includes CO2-friendly and energy-saving district heating and cooling and living space ventilation with heat recovery. Thanks to these “green” measures, the Taborama received a climatic-ativ and ÖGNI certification in gold.
From left to right: Markus Mauer (STRABAG Technical Group Manager), Matthias Ristl (STRABAG Commercial Division Manager), Johannes Mayr (STRABAG Real Estate GmbH Managing Director), Alexander Nikolai (District Head of Vienna's 2nd District), Erwin Größ (STRABAG Real Estate GmbH Managing Director), Martin Kaftan (STRABAG Technical Director), Reinhard Hoch (STRABAG Real Estate Project Manager)
Vienna · Under construction