Condensed construction, characterized by wood as a building material, combined with new spatial forms should offer new living possibilities on existing buildings. The BezirksBlätter Innsbruck present six examples, such as “Life above the Reichenauer Stüberl”, the Lift:up project of the Institute for Design at the University of Innsbruck. Say how you like it.
INNSBRUCK. “The most pressing questions about the climate-neutral future of our cities revolve around the topics of CO2 savings, land use, affordable housing, energy-saving construction and sustainable mobility Accepting challenges and providing answers for a social, lively and CO2-neutral city.” This is how Andreas Flora from the Institute for Design introduces the presentation of the projects.
The jury meeting took place in the summer of 2021, and included architect Christoph Pichler from the architectural office pxt Vienna, the head of urban planning in Innsbruck, Wolfgang Andexlinger and timber construction engineer Konrad Merz from the timber construction company Merz. kley and partners from Dornbirn and master timber builder Karl-Heinz Eppacher from Dach + Fach Holzbau from Polling. The four first-ranked projects were then further processed together with the four Tyrolean timber construction companies Dach + Fach Holzbau, Holzbau Höck, Holzbau Schafferer and Huter & Söhne and checked for their practical suitability. “The commitment and practical creativity of the students is impressive,” says co-initiator, judge and project manager Karl-Heinz Eppacher. The exhibition planned by the students is still at 31.8. to be seen in the Innsbruck main station. At the opening of the exhibition, Mayor Georg Willi emphasized that “we need to deal with land differently.” In the implementation of this facet attack, however, he encountered a lot of resistance. He also appealed to the students to explain to society why timber construction has a lot of potential. Then Tyrol would only have an area of twelve percent that could be built up and the idea of sustainability would be important there.
Young architects should present their ideas and visions to the public:
There are currently two concrete timber construction projects. On the one hand, a project at the savings car park near Hungerburg. The city of Innsbruck, with the support of IGG managing director Franz Danler, is trying to implement the planned student residence on Südbahnstraße as a timber construction project. However, support from the state of Tyrol is required.
The Lift:up exhibition, BezirksBlätter Innsbruck Artikel
In the Lift:up project, the participating project teams gave their visions a lot of freedom. Numerous buildings in the Reichenau appear in the visualizations in a completely new appearance. The decisive factor for the work is the existing land use in Innsbruck. 15 percent of Innsbruck’s settlement area will be used as a traffic area (excluding the airport, main and west train stations). 25 percent is occupied by buildings. Of the 20 km2, 12 km2 are undeveloped and are used as space between buildings, public and private open spaces, special and agricultural areas or for settlement development. In their architectural considerations, the project teams assumed that buildings could be “put over and upgraded”.
“If the buildings found as part of the project were to be built over with two to five floors, this would create living space for 12,666 residents. That would cover 93 percent of the housing requirements by 2026 without using building land reserves,” the study states.
The study lists 81 buildings in Innsbruck that can be pulled over and 58 that can be upgraded. The following project ideas come under the Young Living and Student Living awards.
New sports facility in Reichenau, Innsbruck district papers article
The tender documents for the redesign of the sports facilities at the Campagne site include: “Reichenau is the first fully planned urban expansion area after the Second World War and was built from 1958 in about 15 years as a new district for around 12,000 inhabitants at the time. In addition to large residential complexes, there are infrastructure facilities such as schools, kindergartens, churches, shops and restaurants. . Public parks were expanded in the north of the district along the Inn. In addition, the Reichenau-Pradl-Amras green belt in the south of the district is being steadily expanded. However, the central area of Reichenau is clearly undersupplied with public green spaces.”
I think the idea of buildings that can be slipped over and upgraded is good
Life above the Reichenauer Stüberl or “Living Space as an Urban Troublemaker”. The project team headed by Andreas Matthias and Evi Dorfmann, Manuel Erlacher and Marian Niederkofler describe their idea: “The project in the Worndlestr represents an impulse project for the entire district of Reichenau and the modular timber construction. As a “waker” to Reichenau and its row development scheme, the project selectively sets an example and stands out. The urban disruptive and parasitic addition complex also represents a beacon project for urban densification in modular room construction in wood in the final phase or the most ambitious construction phase.”
The project above the Reichenauer Stüberl
Zamm who shared more. I am Intersection area Radetzkystraße / Burghard-Breitner-Straße Magalie Berchtel, Lara Pheline Tutsch, Marina Häusle and Stefan Gschwendtner present a new square above the former Spar shop, which is the hub of ZAMM. The different materials allow different insights into the building. Four user groups should possibly find in the five increased floors. The apartments are divided according to the cluster living principle.
The ZAMM project above the former Spar store
stackwork is the name of the project by Linda Fendt, Philipp Beckmann, Lukas Stuffer, Philipp Demetz and Julia Dorfmann. A four-story timber construction extension above the clothing store Kik in Andechsstr should create not only the living space but also a lively and versatile place in the Reichenau. The first two floors include public community and meeting places such as a café or a library, while apartments for one to five people are planned for the two upper floors.
The StapelWerk project in Andechsstrasse
“Outside the Box – Parasites in Reichenau” is the name of a project about the Business premises area between a betting shop and the Pizzeria Luna Rossa in Reichenauerstrasse. Lukas Pazeller, Stefan Niederacher and Andreas Exenberger deliberately chose a facade design that contrasts with the surrounding buildings. However, the apartments in the residential volume should be comfortable for students.
The project on Reichenauer Strasse above the Pizzeria Luna Rossa
red box. In a completely new appearance is the Inventory of the Ritzer confectioneryin the Klappholzstr planned by Niels Theunissen, Julia Kofler, Christian Oberarzbacher and Dominik Paris. The Red Box hovers over the existing building and gives the café its typical aura. The first floor serves as a communal area and co-working spaces. Building on this, there are rooms for students. There is a roof terrace on the Red Box, which can also be used for urban gardening.
The Red Box project about the Ritzer confectionery
WAMS+4. Johannes Mayer, Alexander Reichinger, Marcel Koidl, Julian Obermoser and Marco Neumair have dedicated themselves to the redesign of the complete building from doublet, located between Reichenauer Strasse and Freundsbergstrasse, dedicated. In this project, it is not the height that should attract attention, but rather the striking design language. The park in the south will be connected to the new building by a ramp. A shared space is planned on the first floor, which is intended to create added value for residents and residents. An eat-in kitchen and an apartment for 3 people are planned on the second floor, and further apartments are planned on the other two floors.
The WAMS+4 project
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