In Igls, a new building consisting of two structures is being built by Innsbrucker Immobiliengesellschaft (IIG) on Widumplatz. It houses 20 assisted living apartments for senior citizens of the Innsbrucker Soziale Diensten GmbH (ISD), a grocery store and the practice for the local doctor. The total cost of the project is almost eleven million euros.
INNSBRUCK. The building complex was planned by the Innsbruck architect Thomas Schnizer. The first celebration was held almost a year after the ground-breaking ceremony. “The initial phase of this construction was not fun for me as mayor. There were violent protests about the height and location of the buildings. Then the IIG suggested building one floor down. I am convinced that the development of this area after completion will represent added value for everyone involved and for the entire district,” emphasizes Mayor Georg Willi the roof topping.
close the supply gap
“Growing old in one’s own environment, in one’s own district, is what many Innsbruckers wish for. In Igls, such an offer has not been available until now. I am pleased that the city of Innsbruck, together with IIG and ISD, will be able to close this gap in availability from next year and that this infrastructure will then also be available at the foot of the Patscherkofel,” says Innsbruck’s social officer Johannes Anzengruber. “With the residential complexes for senior citizens, the ISD also offers an opportunity in Igls for older fellow citizens to lead their lives independently for as long as possible, in a protected private sphere combined with a basic range of services,” explains Senior City Councilor Christine Oppitz-Plörer.
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“In the run-up, there were many discussions about the specific design of the development on this central square. The compromise that was found is a good one – everyone can see that for themselves today. The building will be fine-tuned by the middle of next year so that it can be completed as planned in early summer 2023,” adds IIG Managing Director Franz Danler. “Innsbruck’s social services currently operate senior citizens’ apartments at nine locations. With this type of living, older Innsbruck residents have the opportunity to organize their everyday life independently in a barrier-free and disabled-friendly environment. Each residential unit has a built-in kitchen block, a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and an emergency call and fire alarm system,” explains the managing director of ISD, Hubert Innerebner, explaining the details of this form of living.
“SPAR is increasingly operating supermarkets in mixed-use buildings together with apartments, offices, public service providers, health facilities or childcare facilities. As a pioneer in the sustainable use of land, SPAR in Tyrol has already implemented a number of such “mixed use” flagship new construction projects – just recently in Innsbruck/Reichenau in the Campagne. Overall, around half of the Tyrolean SPAR supermarkets are housed in residential buildings,” reports SPAR Managing Director Patricia Sepetavc.
Background and project details
The single-storey building to the north includes a doctor’s office and a new SPAR grocery store. To the south on Igler Strasse is a five-storey residential building with 20 ISD serviced apartments allocated by the city of Innsbruck. In addition, an enlarged underground car park with 62 parking spaces is being built in the basement. In order to ensure safety, especially for school children, a new sidewalk is planned along Habichtstrasse.
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