Jog round the grounds of the Belvedere Palace in the morning sun. Grab some fresh air while walking the dog in the Schweizergarten. Pop out onto the balcony, coffee in hand, looking down on the treetops. Take in a view that extends way beyond the city limits, before you stroll down into the first district. Keep up with the latest from the art world at the 21er Haus. Take the kids to school in a new urban quarter opposite the Hauptbahnhof station. Pack your case, take the direct link to the airport – and get home again right on time that evening. Watch the gleaming red sun set slowly behind the Vienna Woods. Invite so many friends over that they can’t all fit in your kitchen-living room. Use the concierge app to reserve the communal room with kitchen for all your guests – and have a party there instead! Take the building’s shared e-car because it’s always fully charged. Have packages delivered even when you’re not at home.
Lean back and relax in the shared garden and look up at the sleek pillars which merge into the elegant ceramic, aluminium and glass facade. Residential towers? Living spaces, designed by Renzo Piano. The star architect has teamed up with SIGNA to create his first signature property in Vienna: Parkapartments am Belvedere. Their form was inspired by the Ko Ta Pu needle, the rock formation that was the backdrop for the first James Bond movie starring the suave Roger Moore.
High tech with a gentle touch
Nature as well as technologies from all over the world fuel the Italian architect’s imagination. At the same time he strives to maintain a sense of harmony with the surroundings and to catch the eye with innovative constructions. All of his designs deliver the same outcomes: eco-friendly, functional, elegant and spectacular – as the Pompidou Centre, the New York Times Tower and The Shard in London go to show. With bay-like curves and gently sweeping ceramic facade elements, his design for the Parkapartments makes a contemporary reference to Viennese stucco. And deftly weaves the spirit of modern living into the city’s historic fabric. The 342 apartments range in size from 42 to 285m2, and are tailor-made for any personal situation.
Prospective buyers can view an exclusive show apartment on the 11th floor. In the typical international style, the hall leads directly into a generously proportioned kitchen-living room featuring furniture from Austrian manufacturers. Here, natural wood and high tech go hand in hand: underfloor heating, shading system and ceiling cooling. Soft woollen rugs separate the living room from the kitchen, which is fully equipped with top-quality appliances, as well as a hob with integrated extractor. The pictures on the walls tell the star architect’s story. On the right, the hallway leads to the bedroom and guest room with sofa bed, box-spring bed and walk-in wardrobe. Soft drapes in gentle colours present a fascinating contrast to the modern materials used. And always part of the picture thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows throughout: the vibrant city. In the distance, all that separates the observer from the horizon are the green hills around the Vienna Basin.
Further details are available in the article “Central Park Lifestyle” (in English) from Die Presse.
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