judicial complex

Court and penal institution for juvenile (450 inmates). The Wien-Baumgasse Penitentiary Centre includes a new building for the juvenile court, a penal institution for juvenile delinquents, young women, young women with children and a special department for forensics. In addition, a training centre for correction officers, etc. is planned. This enormous space and the compact combination of various uses will be built in the densely developed, inner city context of Baumgasse in the centre of Vienna. Creating areas for recreation and leisure time facilities and intermediate space for a pleasant working environment on the one side and creating the framework conditions for a humane penal system on the other side offers added-value, qualities which will be reflected in the design through to the facades of the building.


adress: Baumgasse – Vienna, Austria 
client: BIG  Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
occupant: ministry of justice
competition 2008: hohensinn architektur in cooperation with the office Neumann, Vienna / 1.range
open competition throughout the EU
usable floor space: 55 550 m²
gross floor space: 63 250 m²
cubage: 197 330 m³
building costs net: EUR 76.6 Mio.


consultants competition:
structural consultant: Werner Consult ZT GmbH
safety engineering: pi-Planungs GesmbH
fire protection: BM DI Alexander Kunz
building services: Altherm Engineering GmbH
construction physics and acoustics: Dr. Pfeiler GmbH
kitchen planning: Fritsch GmbH & Co KEG