Vienna Twin Tower
From the beginning Fuksas research has been based on the desire to pinpoint a solution apt to enrich the skyline of the Austrian capital. In the first place contributing to its profoundness, but also to give shape to an area which, beyond completing the existing structures, sets itself as an element of identification for future users. Situated in an area of transition between the city and green areas, the project reunites and exalts already present thematic in previous works: the development of urban landscape; the connection-transition between urban density and green spaces; the researched confluence and contamination between art and architecture - the interventions of "Land Art", in particular in the plaza to the south; the "ethics" dimension of the project on urban scale that "re-reads" the infrastructure system in keys of "accessibility" and "transparency" in the new area.
From the great “trapezium-shaped base”, 25 meters of wich is buried underground, to the highest point, 150 meters up, the course  is a journey through the constants that always exist in an architect’s work. The labyrinth prevails in the lower part. The “parts” never come into contact with each other as it is the void that generates “tension”. It is an unpredictable journey in which different heights and dimensions are discovered. The move from “small” to “big”, from ceilings that squash you to others that are far away, can be found in many of my projects. Seen from the walkways that connect them, the two towers are non-parallel monoliths that almost touch each other. The closest point between them is only six meters wide. The two bodies create an “interstice”. We move through different emotions in a series of tensions and releases. II went down thirty meters underground and gradually allocated parking areas, cinemas, restaurants, shops and offices. I tried to organize the greater part of the public and private life of many people in the same place. What is particularly special about this building is its maximum transparency. Another world, a mysterious world, exists underneath. The concept of a simple monolith, with a world above and a world beneath it and a “horizon”, a recurring key word with which I have replaced the concept of “scale” as I consider it too static. The horizon, moves with the human being. You look at it and change it by moving up and down, rather like in a movie.
Articulated on a "landscaped" street in a sinuous course, the project utilizes varied architectural typology - towers and bars - avoiding monotony in the entire complex and at the same time permitting a clear recognition of the distributive elements of every organism made.
The skyline on the Wienerberg hill, the highest point in the south of Vienna, is changing. The key construction project is the Vienna Twin Tower which is 138 m high and has 37 storeys. The building opens up new perspectives for urban development in a new millennium.
The architecture of the tower sends a signal of total openness and clarity, visible far beyond the city limits. Italian star architect Massimiliano Fuksas summed up his architectural creed as: "transition, communication and transparency, because cities are about energy and excitement.”


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