On a city tour bus
Donau-City Tower, or DC Tower 1 (Meliá Vienna hotel), 2014. Designed by the famous Parisian architect Dominique Perrault.
The exterior offers a glazed, clearly structured, minimalistic monolith resembling a geometric waterfall with its façade's breaking edge directed towards the city. The building combines aesthetic architectural design, modern construction and functionality fulfilling the energy and sustainability requirements of a green building, as defined by the European commission.
The building offers water-saving showers and restrooms, and a variety of local plants, instead of exotic plants, reduce the consumption of water in the green areas of the building.
In order to raise the comfort inside the building and to prevent it from falling during an earthquake, a tuned mass dumper was installed in the upper area of the tower.
The building is run by green electricity and uses photovoltaic systems.