The DC Towers designed by Dominique Perrault will leave a distinctive mark on Vienna's skyline. Standing 220 metres tall, DC Tower 1 will not only be Austria's highest building but also a fascinating new urban landmark.
The DC Towers - new landmarks for the city.
Both of the two slim towers were designed by French star architect Dominique Perrault while the project itself is being realised in cooperation with the Viennese architectural firm of Hoffmann-Janz Architekten. Mr. Perrault, noted internationally for his design of the French National Library in Paris, conceived a master plan for the remaining areas of the VIENNA DC Donau-City which, in addition to the two breath-taking towers, will also include living and communication spaces in correspondence with the nearby Danube river.
Our goal: to create a state-of-the-art structure and to shape an emotional statement for a modern interpretation of Vienna as a business location.
This project is not about ostentatiously striving to set new height records but rather about creating superbly designed buildings which will make a powerful statement thanks to their sophisticated style and their superior quality as building objects. Their height is the result of our ambition to preserve the compelling aesthetics of slender towers when giving structural shape to their planned cubic content.
In DC Tower 1, a fifteen-floor four-star-plus hotel encompassing a total floor space of 18,300 m² will be built. Here, leading Spanish hotel operator Sol Meliá will open its next ME by Meliá hotel, one of only five hotels of this brand worldwide.
Development, Traffic Connections
With the VIENNA DC, WED AG has seized the opportunity of creating a 'city within a city' on the bank of Danube opposite of one Europe's most beautiful Old Towns. This urban centre aspiring to high functional and architectural standards and providing advanced residential and office buildings, research institutions, recreational facilities as well as event locations can be reached from the historic city centre by underground in only eight minutes.
The Donau-City site is located directly at the Reichsbrücke access ramp as well as next to the Danube Bank Motorway. Vienna International Airport is only about 20 minutes away. The Donau-City covers about 18.5 hectares on which approximately 1.93 million m³ of building space will be constructed, corresponding to a gross floor space of ca. 550,000 m². Its final expansion stage will be reached in four to six years. At present, almost two thirds have been completed and commercialised. The investment volume for this large-scale project is approximately 2 billion Euros.
By dividing vehicle and pedestrian traffic into two separate levels, both optimum accessibility and unimpaired leisurely walks are guaranteed. All access roads as well as garage storey driveways have been routed underneath the pedestrian level.
What is so extraordinary about the Donau-City is its location directly at the Danube Island, Europe's largest urban recreational area. Due to its special location close to a large body of water and the adjoining nearby recreational areas of the Danube Island, the Danube Park and the Old Danube, it has been called "one of today's most interesting European development areas" by international experts.
- Bike parking place
- Business Club
- Cashpoint (ATM)
- Storage space in garage
- Public Parking
- Public transport
- Modern telecommunication system
- Server room
- Air-conditioning system
- Building Management System (BMS)
- Raised floors
- Access control divided into zones
- Smoke/heat detectors
- Alarm system
- Storage areas on the underground level
- Fire-safety system
- Wall partitioning
- High quality finishes
Building provided services
- Reception desk
- 24-hour security