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Mostlikely Architecture was founded in 2012 by Mark Neuner. From the beginning, the creation of specific working methods is of great importance. These different working methods form the starting point for projects as diverse as the architectural landmark Cobenzl, the temporary market hall Markterei in der Alten Post or the transformation of unused factory areas into innovative, urban typologies.

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The “COMMON SPACE MODEL” pursues the vision of an open and shared city in which synergies and cooperation go hand in hand with personal development and self-determination. For this purpose, spaces are equipped with a high quality infrastructure and the potential for shared use is promoted through digital technologies and organization.

 

The working approach of “CARE” stands for the creation of high-quality projects with a high focus on materials, details and manufacturing methods. For example, the concrete facade for the single-family house in Going am Wilden Kaiser was developed with the sculptor Stefan Buxbaum, and each panel was given an individual pattern and poured by hand.

 

The goal of the “DIY method” is to make architecture accessible and affordable for as many people as possible. The DIY method is based on DIY instructions that help the customer to carry out their project in a cost-effective manner. Examples of this are the Indian restaurant Nam Nam or the ice cream shops Leones Gelato.

 

The working method of the “SUDDEN WORKSHOP” goes one step further and relies on the strength of the many: in a temporary workshop on site, ideas for public places are imagined in a participatory process and prototypically built from simple wooden boards. With this low tech method, wooden installations for the self-organized cultural area Creau or the public market furniture Jane and Cem could be realized and operated.

 

This specific approach enables Mostlikely Architecture to take an independent position in the architectural landscape and to push its boundaries. As a founding member of Team Wien – an association of young Viennese designers – critical issues are publicly discussed and initiated. As an office, Mostlikely Architecture works with a flexible structure made up of a small core team that remains flexible and effective through cooperation.

Sunken City

Competition, 1st prize

Location: Donauinsel, Vienna
Principal use: leisure time, co-working, sports- and cultural facilities
Total floor area: 18000m2
Year: 2021 – 2022

Design team Mostlikely Architecture: Mark Neuner, Marlene Lötsch, Alexander Fischer, Irina Nalis

Common Space Team: Quirin Krumbholz (MADAME architects), Gregorio Lubroth (Tzou Lubroth Architekten), Wiener Basketballverein, Marlies Stohl

Donauversum generates a new kind of public space for body, mind and soul in a lush natural landscape, closely connected to the river. Due to its central location on the Danube Island and its great connection to the public transportation network, Donauversum will serve as a new centre for the island and as an important public leisure area for the whole city. The program of Donauversum puts a focus on free offers to inspire individual appropriation and spontaneous use. In this new kind of public space, with its inviting, open platforms that are made of robust materials and are accessible throughout the year, the program will be ever-changing through its visitors.

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taste! foodmarket

Competition, 1st prize

Location: Donaukanal, Vienna
Principal works: prefabricated, modular container units
Principal use: hospitality, pop-up spaces, leisure area
Total floor area: 250m2 indoor, 1200m2 outdoor
Year: 2018- 2021
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Christian Höhl, Bernhard Stubenböck

Steel construction: Techmetall & Brantner
Wood construction: Holzbau Neumann
Construction company: Dasch Exklusiv Bau
Carpenter: Handgedacht
Plumber: Doppler
Electrician: Douglas Elektrotechnik
Kitchen: Lohberger
Windows and Doors: Kapo
Lightning: Molto Luce
Audio: Button

Structural engineer: DI Thomas Hanreich
Building physics: Bauklimatik
MA 36 application: B. Weikl

 

 

The taste! Foodmarket offers two experiences: On the one hand there is taste! Garden, where you can hang out in summer time, drink cocktails from the Swizzle Bar and enjoy street food from Viennas bustling hospitality scene. The taste! Kitchen next door is open all year round and offers a seasonally changing menu, and in addition is a Mecca for all gin & tonic lovers.

For the extensive project, we developed a unique set of design elements: covered pergolas along the back of the quay walls as sheltered seatings, walls with colored gradients and freely distributed, three-dimensional grids that can be used as green landmarks or covered zones, as well as all-round seating steps and benches.

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Two houses and a courtyard

Location: Klosterneuburg, Austria
Principal use: single family house
Total floor area: 410m2
Year: 2018-2020
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Nikolaus Kastinger, Zarina Belousova

Carpenter: Tischlerei Prödl
Construction company: Dasch
Plumber: Doppler
Electrician: Douglas Elektrotechnik
Facade: Unfried
Locksmith: Riegler Metallbau
Tinsmith: L.O.B
Concrete floor: Pachler
Windows and Doors: Josko

Structural Engineer: Katzkow & Partner
Building physics: Bauklimatik

On an elongated plot in Klosterneuburg, a small town north of Vienna, we designed a new house as an addition to an existing, small house. The new house resembles a proportionally scaled volume of the existing house. However, it differs in materiality and atmosphere. Through the addition emerges an intimate courtyard which forms a connecting link between the existing building and the addition.

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House Going

Location: Going am wilden Kaiser, Austria
Principal use: single family house
Total floor area: 360m2
Year: 2010-2012
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner

The Barn – Staged Authenticity.

To build a single family house in the region of Kitzbühel the team of Mostlikely took a better part of the design process as a research quest on how to build in a contemporary way without neglecting the historic traditions. Questions with great significance in an area where tradition not only weighs heavily on old houses but hardly any new houses that are more daring are to be found at all. This coherent architectural landscape allows for a romantic identity as well as regional authenticity and serves as the basis of the tourism industry in this area. To respect and preserve the substance of the idyllic mountain village Going am Wilden Kaiser (the name of the mountain which literally translates to “Wild Emperor”) Mostlikely chose to stage the well-known and proven in a new way.

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Housing Pragerstrasse

Location: Pragerstrasse, Vienna
Principal works: refurbishment, rooftop extension and garden loft
Principal use: mixed housing
Total floor area: 500m2
Year: 2018- ongoing
Status: phase 1 completed, phase 2 ongoing
Design team: Mark Neuner, Nikolaus Kastinger

In the district of Floridsdorf many construction activities are ongoing. In many cases, renovating the old houses and converting the attic into apartments is a costly affair: Developers are thus forced to make use of the utmost space possible and often see no other way than replacing the old building. So more and more of the historic character is lost for the sake of conventional buildings.

In the middle of this rapidly changing neighborhood stands a small house with a beautiful inner courtyard. The two-story building has been owned for generations by a family, who has decided to renovate and extend it step by step. With all the ambitions given, we developed a concept of ”slow architecture“ which seems to be the only suitable answer.

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House in a Roof

Location: Vienna, Austria
Principal use: housing
Total floor area: 500m2
Year: 2018-2020
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner

The roof extension and renovation of the house began in 2013 and ended a few months later. The unfinished project was left to its fate and was finally sold to a new owner in 2018. We were tasked with continuing the project and quickly came across the hidden problem:
The lack of a second escape route.

Since a conventional solution with an escape staircase along the facade would impair the view of some apartments, we developed a foldable balcony that can be folded out in the event of a fire.

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Swinging Cobenzl

Competition 1st prize, in cooperation with Realarchitektur

Location: Cobenzl, Austria
Principal use: event location
Total floor area: 4200m2 indoor, 8600m2 outdoor
Year: 2018-2021
Status: under construction

Design team Mostlikely: Mark Neuner, Bernhard Stubenböck, Maik Perfahl, Wolfgang List, Nikolaus Kastinger, Christian Höhl

Design team Realarchitektur: Petra Petersson, Christopher Leitner, Bea Perez, Hennig Watkinson

Graphics: Mostlikely Architecture

The „Swinging Cobenzl“ – a festival palace, café, bar, multi-use room – is a Viennese landmark. The occasions: weddings, christenings, anniversaries, Christmas, team events … celebrate life!

The impression: graceful and glamorous; the offer: pleasure and conviviality; the requirement: community and common good. Structurally and atmospherically, three central elements make the place tangible: views, bridges and stages framed by nature. We create a special jewel-like building attached to the iconic past of the Cobenzl Bar.

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Copa Beach Pavilion

Location: Copa Beach, Vienna
Principal use: bike rental shop
Total floor area: 100m2
Year: 2019 – 2021
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl, Marlene Lötsch, Karl Kühn

Wood building company: Graf Holztechnik
Construction company: Leyrer Graf
Steel structure: Unger Stahlbau
Locksmith: Schinnerl
Tinsmith: DWH
Plumber: Seifried Sanitär Heizungstechnik
Electrician: Redl
Concrete floor: Epron & Reko
Windows and doors: Wicona

Structural engineer: Luggin
Building physics: Bauklimatik

Copa Beach Pavilion – a landmark for Vienna’s Danube Island.
Across from the Danube Island – Vienna’s popular recreational area on a 21km-long artificial island built in the 1970s – a newly created recreational area called Copa Beach has been constructed. This area includes a small, modular pavilion used as a bicycle rental facility.

Modular system
The pavilion and roof are based on a simple modular system that can be freely combined. The pavilion module has 3 different front sides: as a seating niche, with a large free glazing or with a sliding sunshade made of wooden slats. The roof module is available in two versions: as an open roof with lamellas or as a closed, waterproof roof.
The wooden slats shield the interior from strong sunlight. On cloudy days, they are pushed to the side to let in light and air. The seating niches attached to the facade provide spontaneous places to sit and rest or enjoy the view of the Danube.

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40 Bloxx

Location: Vienna, Austria
Principal use: pop-up shopping mall
Year: 2013
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl, Kurt Mühlbauer, Robert Schwarz

40BLOXX – Pop-Up-Shopping-Mall

The utopia of mobile, transformable spaces, the vision of challenging our static cities and the ways of using it, has already had a long tradition: Design groups like archizoom, superstudio or archigramm have added radical aesthetics to the theoretical discourse, yet only few of these visions have ever been realized. However, the desire for a flexible and mobile architecture remains and will always be of interest for architects and visionaries.
Free of all prevailing concerns – open for the new potentials and benefits of a more flexible city  – we too would like to challenge ourselves to find an answer to how the utopia could eventually become reality.

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Muse

Competition, 1st prize

Location: Vienna, Austria
Principal use: art gallery and restaurant
Total floor area: 150m2 indoor and 350m2 outdoor
Year: 2020
Status: ongoing

Design team: Mark Neuner, Zarina Belousova

MUSE – the augmented reality gallery in public space

MUSE wants to become the new hotspot in Vienna: gastronomy with an attached art gallery, that will be accessible for free 365 days a year. The completely new concept is going to be located downstream of the Salztorbrücke on the side of the second district (Dianabadufer).

The technology partner for the implementation of the augmented reality gallery is „Artivive“, a Viennese startup that is already known for augmented reality solutions in the art sector. The gallery is going to be opened from early in the morning until late in the evening. During the day MUSE focusses on breakfast and brunch followed by a smooth transition to a classic bar with a restaurant.

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Brewery Company

Location: Vienna, Austria
Principal use: brewery
Year: 2018
Status: study
Design team: Mark Neuner, Christian Höhl, Zarina Belousova

Study for a Brewery

For a Vienna-based brewery we developed a concept for a brewery in a former indoor tennis center. Crucial for the design was the combination of the new usage of the tennis center as a brewery with its surroundings. Unfortunately there were problems with the official zoning of the former tennis center so we couldn’t bring our design to life.

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Leopoldsquartier

Competition
Location: Leopoldsquartier, Austria
Principal use: mixed use
Total floor area: 40.000m2
Year: 2020
Design team: Mark Neuner, Sonia Blanco, Wolfgang List

Three functions – Three characters

For the conference hotel, the city apartments and the residential building, three structures are being created that clearly differ: the conference hotel as a monolith with a high point on the street side. The city apartments as connecting elements that extend from the existing office building into the rear park. The solitary residential buildings structure the open park landscape.

Community-building through programming

Living, working – traveling and living: digital innovations offer potential for the intelligent use of spatial resources as shared spaces and create value for everyone.

City Apartments

The flexible stable construction of the existing office building can be adapted to city apartments. This upgrade re-stages it as a special highlight: open roof landscapes with co-working areas, a neighborhood cafe with flexible programming and a sun terrace with a view of Vienna.

Smaller structures create not only manageable neighborhood houses but also the possibility of multi-sided exposure and alignment of the apartments. Two residential buildings are connected on the ground floor, creating space for public use.

Competition

Gym Herbertgarten

Competition, 3rd prize, in cooperation with DMTK

Location: Klagenfurt, Carinthia
Principal use: gym
Total floor area: 1080m2
Year: 2021

Design team mostlikely: Mark Neuner, Agnes Schulz-Bongert
Design team DMTK: Daniela Mehlich, Teresa Klestorfer

After the preliminary study for the competition suggested an elevated gym in the first floor with very uninviting parking lots under the building we wanted to find a solution that harmonises with its enivornment.
We decided to focus on the connection between the new gym and its surroundings: the gym in the ground floor opens onto the sports field, can be seen from the outside and communicates with the existing buildings.

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Leones Gelato Lange Gasse

Location: Lange Gasse 78, Vienna
Principal use: ice cream parlour
Total floor area: 50m2
Year: 2015
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl

At Leones Gelato in Lange Gasse the main focus was put on the concrete counter: A light-grey, monolithic block, carefully cast with several different techniques by the sculptor Stefan Buxbaum, which makes for a real eye-catcher. Contrasting to this are the light, delicate lamps: Their design seizes on the so called Pozzetti – Characteristically curved silver shiny lids, keeping the daily locally produced ice cream fresh and flavourful.

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Leones Gelato Nordbahnhof

Location: Bruno-Marek-Allee, 1020 Vienna
Principal use: ice cream parlour
Total floor area: 90m2
Year: 2019 – ongoing
Status: design phase
Design team: Mark Neuner, Christian Höhl, Marlene Lötsch

The minimalistic interior design concept of the fourth Leones Gelato parlour is defined by clean lines and reduced material choices: Wood, concrete, metal. Table, bench and counter appear as one continuous piece, altering in direction, height and width while winding through the room. In line with the formal identity of previous stores, a long, straight counter, covered by vertical wooden lamellae will be the central part of the sculpture.

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Above

Location: Wien Museum
Principal use: exhibition
Year: 2016
Status: competition
Design team: Mark Neuner, Nikolaus Kastinger, Christian Höhl

Exhibition concept: The exhibition as a path and place
“A text collage” of Josef Frank’s “Das Haus als Weg und Platz”:

The modern exhibition originates from the Bohèmeatelier in the mansard roof.

The whole fight for the modern exhibition basically aims for freeing people from their bourgeois prejudices and giving them the opportunity to live the bohemian way. The beautifully and neatly furnished exhibition in an old or new harmony is intended to become a nightmare vision of old times. A well-organized exhibition is planned like a city with streets and paths, that automatically lead to places that are cut off from traffic so that one can rest on them.

It is very important that this path is mapped without any striking devices, without any decorative instruments, so that the visitor does not think that he is being led. A well-designed exhibition is like those old beautiful cities where even strangers immediately know their way and, without asking, find the town hall and the marketplace.

Competition

Wien Museum

Location: Vienna, Austria
Principal use: exhibition
Total floor area: 350 m2
Year: 2015
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Caterina Krüger (graphics)

The “Wien Museum” is situated in a building designed by Oswalt Haerdtl. For many decades it was the only new built museum in Vienna and it is one of the few existing architectural examples of the 50’s. For the extension of the existing building an international, two staged competition was organized. 274 projects were handed in, and as the competition attracted quite a lot of public interest, the museum decided to exhibit all of the projects.

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Edition k

Location: Seilergasse, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Principal use: fashion shop
Year: 2009
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl, Wolfgang List

EDITION-K – design for a contemporary fashion shop

The idea for the interior design of EDITION-K was to create different atmospheres on the two levels—upstairs a luxury boutique and downstairs a loft style showroom with the staircase serving as a connecting link between the two spaces.

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Jewelry Gallery Alja

Location: Kärnterstraße 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Principal use: goldsmith’s atelier
Total floor area: 180m2
Year: 2012
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl, Robert Schwarz

The aim was to develop a visual identity which proves to be timeless enough to outlast short-lived fashion trends. Inspired by Adolf Loos for whom it was all about the subtle treatment and correct application of materials, we searched for extraordinary Viennese hand-crafters and artisans. Most of them operated small workshops and were eager enough to cooperate on the development of small prototypes such as the concrete displays.

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Oberndorf

Competition, 2nd prize

Location: Oberndorf, Tyrol, Austria
Principal use: Elderly People’s Home
Year: 2011
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl, Wolfgang List in cooperation with X42

 

In the last decades the concept of smaller housing groups became widely recognized for elderly people homes. We picked up this tendency and to pushed it to its extreme. The elderly peoples home was splitted into small units of ten residents connected by an interior walkway.

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Möbeldepot

Location: 1060 Vienna, Austria
Principal use: shop
Year: 2011
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Maik Perfahl, Wolfgang List

The shop is located at the border between the 5th and 6th districts, next to the largest, most popular market in Vienna. The wish of the client was to change a small shop, based in an historical building by Otto Wagner, into a boutique for Asian furniture and sculpture.

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Nam Nam

Location: 1060 Vienna, Austria
Principal use: restaurant
Year: 2010
Status: completed
Design team: Mark Neuner, Kurt Mühlbauer, Wolfgang List, Esther Straganz

The goal was to transform a run-down Viennese restaurant into a modern Indian restaurant. Our dreams and aims were big. However, we had so little budget, that we couldn’t realise them in a conventional manner. So we focused on recycled materials and included the muscle power of the new owner and his team. With the help of our DIY manuals and our instructions, the team could build all the furnitures by themselves.

By making a virtue of necessity we appropriated the concept of urban mining and circular economy.

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