PopUp dorms, Austria
The PopUp dorms have the finger on the pulse of the real estate sector. They are affordable, ecological, flexible, chic and they can be moved easily from one building site to another. The temporary student dorm called PopUp dorms were constructed in the record-breaking time of two weeks in “Seestadt Aspern” which is Austria’s largest urban development area.
For the first time, a nearly zero-energy building was created with 23% less construction costs and 24% less life cycle costs than usual local private housing projects. The 22 completely prefabricated and furnished housing modules have 75 m² floor space for four students. They offer a generous common area on two floors. The PopUp dorms, a project of WBV-GPA, consist of two building phases for 40 and 47 students on about 1,000 m² each.
Special attention was put on sustainability: wooden construction, wooden façade, CO2 neutral balance in construction, passive house, photovoltaics, reuse of different properties and multiple possibilities of resettlement including a residue-free removal. The innovative energetic and ecological coordination was done by LANG consulting.
The project proves that energy-efficient construction does not run counter to social and affordable housing. Even though the project has been implemented without housing subsidies, students pay no more than US $406 per unit per month – utilities included – to the operators OeAD-Housing Office and home4students.
The PopUp dorms were pre-constructed by Obermayr Holzkonstruktionen in a weatherproof construction hall within two months, including windows, facing, blinds, doors, furniture, venting, heating, sanitary equipment and lighting. The idea behind the concept of the wooden modules was to create a transferable system, which doesn’t look like shipping containers and offers a cozily atmosphere and architectonical quality.
Sonnenallee 28, 1220 Vienna, Austria
WBV-GPA Wohnbauvereinigung für Privatangestellte
Werdertorgasse 9, 1010 Wien, Austria
F2 Architekten ZT GmbH, Austria