Rooftop Remodeling Falkestrasse, Vienna by Coop Himmelb(l)au
The law firm Schuppich, Sporn, Winischhofer, Schuppich wished to extend their office upwards. The office is situated on the first and second floor of the building on the corner of Falkestrasse and Biberstrasse in the inner City of Vienna. The attention was to be focussed on a large meeting room. Adjacent to it several smaller office units were to be designed.
Although the construction site was 21 meters above the ground and one of the streets just happened to be Falkestrasse (Falcon Street), we did not in this case think of a bird or wings, although it was hard not to.
The preliminary design of 1983 depicts the corner solution. (If there really is such a thing as a solution in architecture.)