Austria’s tallest building is also among its smartest. Equipped with a full range of KONE solutions, Donau City Tower I is designed for a completely intuitive people flow experience.


At 220 meters in height, Donau City Tower I (commonly referred to as DC Tower) is one of the tallest buildings in Europe, adding a distinctive high-tech accent to the Vienna skyline. It is the first in a pair of skyscrapers designed by celebrated French architect Dominique Perrault for Donau City, a new city within a city taking shape in Vienna’s 22nd district on the right bank of the Danube River. This building is no ordinary multipurpose skyscraper: it can read your mind – or at least your access card. It knows exactly who is entering and where they are headed. KONE technology plays a key part in the day-to-day logistics by guiding users smoothly and efficiently to their destination. DC Tower features a complete family of KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions combining a flexible elevator and escalator configuration with integrated access control, touchscreen destination control, equipment monitoring and information communication. KONE worked closely with the customer and a third-party access control supplier to ensure the building’s people flow requirements were met.

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Building facts

  • Completed: 2013
  • Height: 220 m
  • Floors: 64
  • Certifi cation: LEED
  • Building owner: WED AG
  • Developer: WED AG
  • Architect: Dominique Perrault
  • Contractor: Max Bögl

KONE solutions

  • 16 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators
  • 10 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
  • 2 KONE TranSys™ freight elevators
  • 2 KONE EcoMaster® 130 escalators
  • Access Control Interface with KONE elevators
  • KONE Destination control system
  • KONE InfoScreen
  • KONE E-Link™ monitoring system

Donau City Tower I

  • To deliver an intelligent elevator configuration serving multiple user groups
  • To integrate the elevator system with third-party access control
  • To maximize energy savings in line with the European Commission’s new requirements and LEED Platinum performance
  • A detailed traffic analysis served as a basis for a flexible elevator, escalator and KONE People Flow Intelligence solutions configuration
  • Close collaboration with the customer and a third-party access control supplier resulted in smooth people flow and enhanced security
  • Energy savings are maximized by regenerative drives, LED lighting and destination control

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