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Together with the existing tree population along Marischkapromenade and Menzelstraße,
the existing buildings in the villa and castle typology form the special atmosphere of Neu Leopoldau.
No other new urban development area matches this atmosphere and its existing buildings.
These buildings also contribute a great potential for the further development of Neu Leopoldau,
since they offer much space and room for non-residential uses and can thus sustainably revitalize the neighborhood.
At the end of 2020, the owners put up for sale nine existing buildings as an ensemble.
Building site C features an unused hall building with industrial previous use for gas distribution. It is of solid brick construction with a roof structure of steel truss, wooden cladding, and stenciled roofing. The building in Heimatstil forms on a rectangular ground plan achieves its spatial impression mainly by its considerable dimensions of about 80 x 20m. The roof construction has a particularly imposing effect.
An unused business object with a previous use as a car garage is located on the building lot F2. It consists of the ground floor and a partially developed attic in brick solid construction and a cap ceiling. The facades are characterized by a quarry stone base, window frames, a cornice interrupted in the gable field, as well as by arrangement of trellises.
This residential property is located on the plot H2, consisting of basement, ground floor,
upper floor and attic, with an apartment on the ground floor that is in use.
The building shows a mixture of styles of secessionism and art nouveau.
In accordance with the importance of the building as the residence of the plant manager,
a particularly elaborate design of the facade was carried out, as well as a representative
internal room layout with a hall covering two floors. A hipped roof covers the main structure,
a crippled hipped roof the side risalit, monopitch roofs annexes on the first floor.
Saddle roof dormers, elaborately designed flues, and glazed ridge tiles create a picturesque roofscape.
Also on the building site H2 is this unused residential property, consisting of basement,
ground floor, upper floor and attic, also in solid brick construction.
The building presents itself in the manner of a cottage villa, compared to the neighboring
building of the manager's residence in simpler style forms in accordance with its lesser importance.
The gas cylinder magazine is an unused storage object consisting of basement and mezzanine. The floor plan is characterized by small-scale recesses for the storage of bottles. In connection with the other objects on this street, the magazine building completes the industrial ensemble of the Leopoldau gas plant.
Building lot J features an unused site object consisting of ground floor and attic in brick massive construction. Characteristic is the structure of the building with dominating middle part and low side parts as well as the roof landscape (cripple hipped, trailing dormers, ridge tops).
This is an unused single-story hall building with previous industrial use, consisting of a hall and side entrance area with ancillary rooms. Prominent features of the facade structure are the pilaster strips with cranked cornice and the high windows with tripartite skylight-like lighting elements above the lintel. The factory hall is provided with a hipped roof, the side part with a mansard roof. The lighting is provided by a glazed roof extension in the ridge area, which was probably modified in more recent times.
Ground floor approx. 406 m²