This was the first building I visited at the Open House Weekend in Vienna. I have a “special” relationship with Fleischmarkt 1 as its attic conversion is blocking my view! It´s more or less everything I see, when I take a look out of my windows. And to be honest sometimes in the last two years I was pretty annoyed with their ongoing renovation works. Therefore it was about time for a fresh start!
Fleischmarkt used to be the meat market and a well known hot spot for taverns. In 1909 the “Residenzpalast” was erected according to the plans of the Jugendstil architect Arthur Baron. It was Austrias very first reinforced concrete steel building with glazed facades and floor-to-ceiling windows.