residential complex ``Stadt Park Lehen``
client: public utility housing association of Salzburg (GSWB)
status: completed 2018
useable floor area: 10.500m2
residential units: 105
MARTIN OBERASCHER & PARTNER Architekten ZT GmbH
in cooperation with
PLOV ZT GmbH
Team: Alexander Matl, Thomas Buseck, Xavier Delanoue, Mostafa El Sadany, Hannes Tallafuss, Andreas Körner
photo credits: Stefan Zauner
structural engineering: Brandstätter ZT GmbH
HVAC, ELO: TAP GmbH
Building physics: Zivilingenieur-Arge
general contractor: Spiluttini Bau GmbH
ELO: Elektro Schartner GmbH & Co. KG
HVAC: Urdl HKLS-Technik e.U.
The residential project “City Park Lehen” is located on one of the main feeder streets of Salzburg. The special characteristic of this property is the interface between a wide variety of structures. Based on the dynamic streams of visitors, passers-by and residents the Ignaz Harrer road on one side is a highly frequented urban core zone. On the other side of the property there is a quiet, reassuring park, which is used as a recreational area by the entire district. Regarding the prevailing building structure, there is also a big difference between a block development and a loose heterogeneous settlement structure.
The aim of the design is, rather than building an impermeable barrier between the road and the city park, to create a structure with big openings that enhance the qualities of the urban squares and allows for visual connections to the park. Furthermore, the built structure is subject to a graduation in height which results in a transition from urban scale of block development to the lower buildings in the vicinity of the adjacent city park. The introduction of inherent building-features gives the building its individual identity, which allows its future users, as well as the local residents an identification with their building. This is primarily achieved by features such as gradually extending openings in the facade and a coherently changing color code of the facade fields. Moreover, the undulating balcony typologies on the park side refer to the building’s overall structure and enables a reference level from large-scale building typologies to small-scale housing units. This results in a modulated, varied townscape that still looks uniform. Hence, the settlement has a strong presence.