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From Architects with Love

City quarter building & architecture cluster in Sonnwendviertel, Vienna

EU-wide two-stage property developer competition, 1st prize


We love to explore new and unusual paths. Working together as equals and maintaining an intensive exchange of knowledge with others is – we are sure of that – beneficial to all. We live this philosophy at Franz&Sue, in the ‘fight club’ and in our voluntary work in various architectural institutions. Several of our projects are developed in cross-practice working groups even today. Thus, we realised a project that’s very close to our hearts together with friends and colleagues: Stadtelefant (city elephant) near Helmut Zilk Park.

A creative place to work, think and connect in the middle of the city.


A creative cluster in one of the most exciting development areas with a public cafeteria and a shared meeting and event room. For discussions, networking and cross-practice projects.

Stronger together

We believe that together we are stronger and life is easier. Therefore, we developed, designed and built our office building right next to Vienna’s Central Station as a limited liability company (GmbH). It includes our architect friends from SOLID and PLOV as well as companies from related sectors such as A-NULL Bausoftware (construction software) and Hoyer Brandschutz (fire safety).

Expert knowledge is concentrated across the various floors of our house!


The building culture promoter ›architektur in progress‹ and Architekturstiftung Österreich (Austrian architecture foundation) are renting a co-working space. The ground floor will be enlivened with a joint programme. On the sixth floor, the office of Statik Petz (structural analysis) enjoys a bird’s eye view of the area.

Meet you on the ground floor

Communication is crucial for us – good work and, most importantly, a good life are not possible without it. Franz&Sue have always had fresh meals cooked for the team every day: a perfect opportunity to get together, to talk and to celebrate.

Let’s drop in for a coffee at the architects’ place!


There is much room for all that in our new building, too: 100m2 on the ground floor, to be exact. The public cafeteria (›Das Lokal im Stadtelefant‹) is run by Barbara Chira and Tobias Radinger, who also provide lunch for all in-house offices. This communal place is used as a space for discussions, informal events and meetings. Furthermore people living and working in the neighbourhood as well as members of Vienna’s architectural scene are invited to drop in and be ‘our’ guests.

[EN] Ein Creative Cluster am Helmut Zilk Park
Floor plan Ground floor - Cafeteria
[EN] Ein Creative Cluster am Helmut Zilk Park
Floor plan Upper floor 1 - Office
[EN] Ein Creative Cluster am Helmut Zilk Park
Floor plan Upper floor 6 - Living


Type of commission

EU-weit offener, zweistufiger Wettbewerb

Scope of commission



Wettbewerbsgewinn, Bauherrenpreis 2019


Bloch-Bauer-Promenade 23 Real GmbH









Net usable floor area

3.150 m²

Gross floor area

3.750 m²

Building costs

4,5 Mio. €


Joseph Suntinger (PL), Norbert Peller, Jonathan Hering, Karin Hackl, Philipp Stromer, Wolfgang Fischer, Carla Kuhn, Simon Frey, Caro Berger, Ajdin Vukovic, Louai Abdul Fattah


Structural engineer

petz zt-gmbh

Building physics

Schöberl & Pöll GmbH

Building services

BPS Engineering

Lighting design

Regent, Prolicht

Fire safety planning

Hoyer Brandschutz GmbH

Site supervision

A Quadrat Ziviltechniker GmbH


Andreas Buchberger,
Franz&Sue/Louai Abdul Fattah

Building contractor

Alfred Trepka GmbH