BRIEF Master plan for the former Struber Barracks in Salzburg with 338 subsidised rental, rent to buy and purchase units, a kindergarten and district park; design of three residential clusters | ADDED VALUE The design reverses the requested concept: the district park is not a leftover area in a densely developed estate, it is far more a pleasant green, vehicle-free zone with small clusters of residential properties.
FREIRAUM MAXGLAN, SALZBURG | AUSTRIA A variety of different structures are combined in compact residential clusters on a total of five raised decks, which appear to float approximately 1.5 m above the ground.
The natural hierarchy of the exterior space for residents and visitors to the park highlights the transition between the public areas and the semi-public residents’ courtyards on the decks and the private terraces, gardens and balconies. The screens made of coloured lamellae that wrap around the outside of the decks are a characteristic feature of the residential estate. The coloured aluminium tubes are set in front of the dark foil-covered composite thermal insulation system and adopt the natural colourings of the surrounding landscape. The facades facing the courtyards on the inside, on the other hand, are finished with light-coloured render and structured by balcony parapets. Each cluster has its own individual character due to the different exterior designs and the varied building formats. A small commercial centre, the new kindergarten and the sustainable mobility concept (parking spaces beneath the decks, e-bikes, car sharing, access to public transport and the trans-regional network of bicycle paths) are key to the future success of the residential estate.