An excellent outlook

Zigzagging vertical façade strips and an elegantly proportioned structure are the central architectural elements of the skyscraper design by Dominique Perrault. They make the DC Tower a new attraction in the up-and-coming Donau City district of Vienna. The signage and guidance system designed by unit-design helps people to get their bearings around the building's 60 floors. The design concept fits seamlessly into the architecture thanks to its materials and structure. The central elements of the system are three-dimensional lettering in the outdoor areas and simple objects and spaces with lettering in the indoor areas. The signs in the indoor areas comprise high-quality, semi-matt stainless steel, while outside, pylons made from 3D contoured sheets help with orientation while simultaneously emphasizing the identity of the building.








The DC Tower, completed early in 2014, is not only Vienna's new landmark but, at 250 m, it is also Austria's tallest building. 

The logic behind the development of the DC Tower followed on from previous projects in the Donau City district, with pedestrian and vehicle traffic on different levels. The net usable area of the building is approximately 72,700 m², much of which is used as office space. A further 15 floors house a hotel, while there is also a gym, a restaurant, a bar and several floors of private apartments.



2012 - 2014


conception, design, graphic design, planning, product design, routing, supervision, tender services, visual identity


wiener entwicklungsgesellschaft für den donauraum


Bernd Hilpert, Konrad Regel, Kim Angie Cicuttin, Heidrun Althen, Matthias Decker, Sabrina Heinze, Kathrin Exner,

Project partner

Dominique Perrault Architectes


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