DC Tower 1: Austria’s tallest building

Donau City Towers – Vienna’s new skyscrapers in perfection and planning

The two – designed by the French architect Dominique Perrault – Donau City Towers, in short: DC Towers are soon the tallest buildings in Austria. The DC Tower 1 is already completed: since 2013, however, it has not only been considered the tallest building in the country. Rather, it represents another – and most modern – landmark of Vienna dar.

The DC Tower 1 in numbers

  • Height: 250m
  • Storeys: 60
  • Length: 59 m
  • Average width: 28 m
  • Earth excavation: 60,000 m3
  • Steel: 20,000 t
  • Concrete: 110,000 m3
  • Total weight: 250,000 t
  • Start of construction: 2010 (completion: 2013)

The skyscraper houses offices and lofts – as well as the 15-storey design hotel Meliá Vienna.

Location Wiener Donau-City

The DC Tower 1 towers above the VIENNA DC – the Viennese “Donau-City”: an urban residential, working and leisure center on the Danube, perfectly connected to the motorway network. By subway, the Donau City can be reached from the Inner City of Vienna in just a few minutes.

Anblick des DC-Towers, dem höchsten Gebäude Österreichs
Danube-City © Jobst / PID

Construction of the DC Tower 1

The fascinating steel-concrete construction is based on state-of-the-art computer models and calculations. In addition, the DC Tower 1 combines attractive architecture with sustainable construction and functionality. In 2015, the certification as “Green Building” with the highest status Platinum according to LEED © was successfully completed.

All important information about the DC Tower in a video:

The design hotel Meliá: Vacation in the skyscraper

The Design-Hotel Meliá Vienna is located in DC Tower 1 on 18,300 m² and over 15 floors. It belongs to the leading hotel operator Meliá from Spain. With high-quality rooms, event space and pool no hotel wishes remain open. An exclusive gastronomic area with restaurant and bar pampers guests on the 57th floor. The bar offers a fascinating view over the city.

DC Tower 2: Baldiger construction beginning planned

The second skyscraper of Dominique Perrault is planned with a height of 168 meters. After some delays in the start of construction, a foreign real estate fund bought the land in 2016. The construction of the DC Tower 2 is to begin in the next few years.

Arrival and map of the DC Tower, the tallest building in Vienna

Adress: Donau-City-Straße 7, 1220 Wien
Public accessibility: U1-Station „Kaisermühlen, Vienna International Centre”