Location: Vienna, Austria
Gross Floor Area: 2068,7 m2
Project Year: 2015
Key figures: 75-105 inhabitants, 1325m2 intense green roof, 215 trees, 114 prefab-boxes, 7-15 communities, storing 1440 tons of carbon dioxide
Urbansuperforest is a radical way of transforming cities and pushing their complexity by adding a layer based on a new housing typology.
In 2017 a group of citizens realized a rooftop extension shaped like terraced housing platforms at 1st district of Vienna. These platforms were like stacked little paradises covered with dense vegetation. Designing homes based on their own visions of an ideal living environment, they got avantgardes of shaping future cities. Their housing platforms gave specific answers to major problems of modern cities. Using existing infrastructure and extending them vertically with light wooden constructions, result in higher density and reduce land-use. Wood as main structural material lowers primary energy use by 1/3 and functions as gigantic carbon dioxide storage. Combing qualities of forest ecosystems and urban metropolis, the existing city is transforming in a radical way. A synthesis of architecture and nature evolves a complex new organism. In 2050 almost 96% Vienna roofs are activated as URBANSUPERFOREST.
For more info read our article at future architecture platform:
HOW DO WE WANT OUR CITIES TO LOOK LIKE IN THE 21st CENTURY