A new home for a demanding generation in an exceptional situation requires an architecture with an uncompromising approach to self-understanding.
The use, the location, and its value to the residents of the district define the standards and feasibility of this project.
The project is justified by lifting and dissolving the principle of integration of public buildings around the park.
The functions of the residence hall will be housed in a compact 7-storey building. The building stands on three legs, in which the lobby and vertical circulation are housed. One of the pillars supporting the structure is executed as a light shaft and atrium to the chapel and floors above. The "footprint" on the site is thus reduced to approximately 220m ².
The excavation in the promenade area minimizes the required basement area, allowing the chapel, to the north of the development, a connection to the restaurant. The lower edge of the first floor ceiling is at about 10 meters below the mass of the building above, which creates a spacious view to the sky. This large-scale reworking of the ground floor is necessary to maintain the quality of the Inn promenade as a continuous green belt. The goal is that the permeability of the visual axes behaves similarly even from the distance of the bridge.
LIGHTING AND GREEN SPACE
Sunlight and the green canvas can flood the built-up area. The surface of the exterior areas will be transferred from natural surfaces to green sports court surfaces, such as those found along the promenade, to the throughway, constructed in asphalt, which absorbs the existing adjacent trail system. The existing bike paths can be integrated as they currently exist.
The shell of the building is imagined as a metal facade. The facade structure changes across the face of the project in the form of a gradient course, so that it seems that the border between the park and sky dissolves. The spectacle of the solution in this context is supported by the shiny metallic surface. The heart, the soffit of the building, reflects the surrounding parkland and colors so the building is only indirectly understood.
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Thomas Feuerstein, Peter Griebel, Daniel Luckeneder