The Doninpark project is planned as a five-story residential, office and retail building. The shopping space is located on the ground floor, the first and second floor are designated for restaurants and office units, and the third floor and above house the residential apartments.
The project is characterized by two special design features. First, the shape of the building is directly derived from the relevant local zoning regulations. In essence, one could say that the city of Vienna designed the building, as the building’s appearance is a model of a kind of radical pragmatism (i.e. doing exactly what one is allowed to do). Second, due to the seemingly random window openings and projecting alcoves, the façade of the building defies efforts to grasp its scale. It is nearly impossible for the viewer to ascertain the true dimensions of the building, and one might say the building disguises its true size and expanse.