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author Theodor Wender . Martin Köck . Anton Cuk

supervisor Patrik Schumacher | Robert Neumayr | Michael Budig | Markus Malin


Cluster Studies

Bottom up approach: We wanted to create a versatile cluster-element to generate a structure of a certain spatial quality and flexibility. So we developed a double S-geometry that articulates in its cluster interesting forms and emphasizes complex geometry. Our first experiments were limited to 2D space and have been usable only for perforation. Since we were encouraged to develop also spatial quality, we then started to translate our principles into the 3D space.

S-Curve Chrarcteristica

  • XYZ disposition
  • XYZ connectivity
  • XYZ reversibility
  • fluent adaption to neighbor elements in each case

With the S-Curve Geometry we are able to translate the agility of each element in a cluster (algebraic combination) into a geometric order!

Cluster on Surface

After finding our Cluster-element, we started to think about the cluster-formations and intervening parameters. A surface with its UV Lines fixes the position of the elements while several attractors regulate the orientation and deformation of the element. During this process its always guaranteed that the elements are connected.

step 1
placing all elements in position and experimenting with attractors
varying deepness of the structure via reversing Z direction → tilting effect

step 2
strengthening the s-geometry by accentuating axial and radial orientation
guarantee the identity of each element in their superposition by articulating own design language → bracing effect

step 3
translating the geometry into architecture → structure represents utilization
assigning properties of other subsystems to the structure → frazzle effect


The interaction of the Subsystems aims an optimized affection of Structure, Utilization and Design!
For the skyscraper the S-Curve Cluster represents the MainStructure and FacadeComponent. That means that the construction is in the facade rather than a core is developed. The advantage is an optimized space concept inside. Because of the "tilting effect" of the S-Curve Cluster there can be weaker parts developed that might be a constructive problem. Therefore we used the Floor-Subsystem to support and interact with the FacadeStructure. We designed the Floorstructure flexible and stabil in itself depending on their location. In the weaker parts of the FacadeStructure the Floorstructure is supposed to crosssection itself. The Core emerges out of the structures looping effect. This guarantees enough light for the interior space and pursuits sustainable ventilation and climatic conditions. This establishes differentiated effects in all Subsystems and articulated the composition of Interior, Private and Public uses, Voids and Offices respective Residential use.

VOID ...emerges when the S-Curve ClusterFacase accentuates vertical. → Void and 'Bracing Effect' are interconnected.

BALCONY ...emerges scattered when the S-Curve ClusterFacase accentuates horizontal. → Linked to Residential use.

CORE ...is formed out of the structures looping effect. → reacts on OuterSkin

UTILIZATION ...interconnected with FLOORs and S-Curve ClusterStructure.

OFFICEs → vertical accentuation [Bracing Effect]
RESIDENTIAL → horizontal accentuation [Balconies]
RETAIL → in distribution area [Tilting Effect]

FLOORs ...absorbs structural function in 'tilting area' of the S-Curve Cluster Facade → also interconnected with Utilitazion


The Area on the rails of the Innsbruck Railway Station is structurally integrated in the urban field of Innsbruck. Our core idea and concept was to create a highrise core to be generated out of flat structures solely emerging from the ground. Objects on the project are placed gradual within the surrounding buildings. The Railwaystation and all rails will be placed in the underground. The lower buildings in the outer zone are supposed to become appartment buildings and services. The distinctive 2 skyskrapers accommodate Offices, Retail and Public Function. There may be also a little exclusive area of appartments in the top of the buildings. The new Railway Station is exploited via a big entrance hall that emerges through the middle of the 2 skyskrapers into the sky.


Wender Theodor, Köck Martin, Cuk Anton | Schumacher Patrik | Neumayr Robert | Budig Michael | Malin Markus | E8 | Interiorities | S_Curve Cluster | 08WS | Bild:S-curve cluster_13.jpg |

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