project type extension and remodel of a convent
location Vienna, AUT
client Franziskanerinnen von der christlichen Liebe
floor area 1250 m2 (phase1) / 7500 m2 (phase 2) / 950 m2 (phase 3)
completion 2012 (phase1) / 2013 (phase 2) / 2014 (phase 3)
In the center of Vienna and still an island of tranquillity. The Franciscan Hartmann Order in the Fourth District of Vienna found the right partner for a special project in Architects Collective: The convent is to make the step into the 21st century, and is completely renovating, remodeling and expanding its facilities built in 1890. The entire infrastructure of the convent was rebuilt including electricity, water and ventilation in the first of three construction phases. 25 rooms out of 50 were remodeled into modern single rooms with bath and toilet. After completion the nuns now can re-inhabit their simple and elegant home.