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The Gasometers in Vienna are four former gas tanks, each of 90,000 m³ storage capacity, built as part of the Vienna municipal gas works Gaswerk Simmering in 1896–1899. The Gasometers were retired in 1984 due to new technologies in gasometer construction, as well as the city's conversion from town gas and coal gas to natural gas.







Gas can be stored underground or in modern high-pressure gas storage spheres under much higher pressures and in smaller volumes than the relatively large gasometers. In 1978, they were designated as protected historic landmarks.





During the years after their decommission, they were used for various purposes, including being used as a setting in the movie James Bond: The Living Daylights and as a venue to host the Gazometer-Raves. Sound in the large round structures reverberated and exhibited a special echo that was popular to the ravers, and the term Gazometer was well-known in the scene.








Vienna undertook a remodelling and revitalization of the protected monuments and in 1995 called for ideas for the new use of the structures. The chosen designs by the architects Jean Nouvel (Gasometer A) ,Coop Himmelblau (Gasometer B) , Manfred Wehdorn (Gasometer C) and Wilhelm Holzbauer (Gasometer D) were completed between 1999 and 2001.









Each gasometer was divided into several zones for living (apartments in the top), working (offices in the middle floors) and entertainment and shopping (shopping malls in the ground floors). The shopping mall levels in each gasometer are connected to the others by skybridges. The historic exterior wall was conserved.








 

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Gasometer A and B ( Nouvel & Coop Himmelblau),
are for me 10 / 10 !


But the other two buildings... no more than seven.
This mixed architectur level..... may be was not a good idea....
A 8,8 / 9.... is ok !​







......." The revitalization of existing round buildings is not a new concept. There are for example the amphitheaters in Italy that have been converted into living residential structures. The new element of the project developed is the high density prevailing inside and outside the building and the complex technical solutions. These were the facts that enabled the realization of this project many have had a tough time with (the loss of emptiness is a gain for density and it is only density that creates urbanity). The shield as an extension does not only serve as a debate between the Old and the New or as the formulation of space and certainly not only the economy (the entire project would not have been economically realizable without this extension) but it is rather a visible symbol for a new content. In a figurative sense this synergy concept refers to the Gasometer project’s strategy of urban planning.

The historical city center characterizes the cityscape within the awareness of the Viennese people. Until now this image of an apparently ideal historical world has prevented up-to-date architectural tendencies in Vienna or it has at least hindered them badly. Besides the center situated at the Danube, the Gasometer project is a second local urban center creating a tension between the city’s historical core and new developments.

This tension enables the dynamic developments every city, thinking about its future, needs. Density is urbanity. We are proud that this theorem on urbanity has also been acknowledged in Vienna.”


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Gasometer A - Jean Nouvel



 

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.... intresting complex...!


 

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nice image....


 

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......" The revitalization of existing round buildings is not a new concept. There are for example the amphitheaters in Italy that have been converted into living residential structures. The new element of the project developed is the high density prevailing inside and outside the building and the complex technical solutions. These were the facts that enabled the realization of this project many have had a tough time with (the loss of emptiness is a gain for density and it is only density that creates urbanity).

The shield as an extension does not only serve as a debate between the Old and the New or as the formulation of space and certainly not only the economy (the entire project would not have been economically realizable without this extension) but it is rather a visible symbol for a new content. In a figurative sense this synergy concept refers to the Gasometer project’s strategy of urban planning.

The historical city center characterizes the cityscape within the awareness of the Viennese people. Until now this image of an apparently ideal historical world has prevented up-to-date architectural tendencies in Vienna or it has at least hindered them badly. Besides the center situated at the Danube, the Gasometer project is a second local urban center creating a tension between the city’s historical core and new developments.

This tension enables the dynamic developments every city, thinking about its future, needs. Density is urbanity. We are proud that this theorem on urbanity has also been acknowledged in Vienna.”

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Justa a seven....? Mmmmm some guys just understend..... about kawasss----> brmmmmm !!!
 
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