- precisely in the field of subsidized housing, it is important to create an unexpected ambience, a gesture that can be regard as being crucial
- City Gate represents an elegant, timeless appearance. Attributed gardens and apartments on three storeys, in combination with the quiet area behind the noise-protection wall, create well-functioning communication zones, urban intermediate spaces, which are used, among other things, for playgrounds
- the buildings are in accordance with low energy standards and have been constructed with carefully selected, eco friendly materials
Talking about sustainability?
Talking about society’s responsibility to provide decent living space for its disadvantaged groups?
Talking about green homes?
Talking about standing up against ignorance?
Talking about the future of subsidized housing?
If you pass the housing in Amraserseestraße by driving on the Südring into Innsbruck city, you primarily recognize the prominent 200 meters long noise abatement- wall. This particularly slender and horizontal accentuated construction, separates and saves the housing from the high frequented noisy main road. This protection makes a quite spacious living-situation implemented through five orthogonal arranged building parts with three floors possible.
Curved roofs, coloured balcony glasses and generous glazed apartments create a cheerful appearance. Trough nearly black and mirroring glass facades seems the built mass rather dematerialised and an unusual view of the impressive surrounded mountains is given.
A sense of community and responsibility of each person has developed, the inhabitants of more than 30 nations take care of their homes and their green areas, children are playing, birds are breeding, plants are sprouting.
|Neue Heimat Tirol NHT
|competition, 1st prize
structural analysis: DI Wolfgang Redlich
|driendl*architects ZT GmbH
|Milli Kaufmann, James Morris, Lew Rodin