Laxenburg Masterplan


Contrust GmbH


Proposal for a master plan near Vienna

Laxenburg Masterplan

In order to develop a car-free neighbourhood in locations without excellent public transport, residents need a great garage – from which they can get to any house or flat. Thus, an essential part of the design is the underground car park sloping with the terrain.

Above ground, we then opted for a playful network of organic footpaths – which branch out ever more finely like a river delta. This creates semi-public spaces that provide ideal conditions for families.

The buildings are conceived as staggered townhouse typologies in which roof and façade surfaces merge into one. The strong colour concept echoes the colour scheme of the nearby Laxenburg Castle.

oow Architektur Büro Berlin
Colour concept for the facades
Colours are sampled from the castles facades

“We adore master plans with interesting diagrams – here, the delta of footpaths is clearly one of the key elements.”

oow Architektur Büro Berlin
Car-free master plan with a focus on pedestrian access

Leipziger Straße 56

10117 Berlin