ENTRANCE WITH STAIRWAY
Vienna, 5th District
1993 - 1994
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GMMK , Foto: Elisabeth Mayr-Keber , Gert M. MAYR-KEBER ZT-GmbH. Eingang mit Stiege 1993-1994

Access to the staircase of an office building had been diverted as a result of structural alterations in the 1960s to incorporate a porter's lodge, which is today no longer in use. The client's instructions were to restore the former entrance configuration, which ran in a straight line and was symmetrical, but avoiding the character of a restoration of formerly existing structures, to create an entrance appropriate to contemporary needs.

The plinth of the external fa├žade is quoted in the stone-faced interior walls, and the stairs extend upwards like a bridge. The visitor steps out of the 'basin-like' ambience of the entrance situation and enters the actual area of access via swinging glass doors on the upper level.