IKEA - the good neighbor in the city

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
Companyquerkraft architekten
Design Teamcarmen hottinger, sonja mitsch, veronika felber, ursula konzett, johanna sieberer, margarita shileva, maximilian quick, michael voit
ClientIKEA Einrichtungen - Handelsges.m.b.H.
Creditchristina häusler - querkraft
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this building makes an important contribution to the future of a living & ecological city. It’s environmentally sustainable, friendly, open, unconventional. A 4.5m deep sphere lays around the core like a shady shelf, it contains the necessary elements, open platforms serve as balcony zones. The levels can be arranged completely free – a lively mix of functions (hotel, restaurant, retail area) is completed by the public rooftop accessible beyond shopping hours. 160 trees in the facade & on the roof influence the micro-climate. simulations indicate a temperature decrease of 1.5C.