|Area||GF 7210 m2|
|Client||Wohnungs- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft Waldkraiburg eG|
|Landscape Architects||Nowak + Partner Landschaftsarchitekten|
|Status||Competition 06/ 2016|
|Project Team||Ina-Maria Schmidbauer, Patrick von Ridder, Peter Scheller, Charlotte Meyer, Sevinc Yüksel, Christina Nachbauer|
Waldkraiburg is a young town. As such, it is characterised by new foundations and a dynamic change in the urban space. The heterogeneous surroundings of the neighbourhood demonstrate Waldkraiburg's tradition of constant rededication and urban spatial variability. The approach of the design is to further develop this characteristic and at the same time to create a spatial quality specific to the location. The opportunity to reinterpret an existing part of the settlement, rich in trees and integrated into different neighbourhood systems, and to improve the link with the surrounding parts of the city through this reinterpretation was a key concept.
Polygonally shaped buildings of different storeys arranged in groups create differentiated neighbourhoods and new spatial relationships with each other, but above all with the surrounding existing urban situations. In the north, towards the town square, three- or four-storey buildings are placed in line with the existing building and set further back from the street. Together, they form a partial space in front of the existing building to the south. This open space, characterised by large trees, widens to the south. The cell-like, polygonal individual volumes ensure a comprehensive, versatile orientation of the building structures into the various tree backdrops. The open spaces are linked to the surrounding city through the various caesurae. Thus the new tree garden, supplemented by a ground-floor community space, serves as the interface of the individual neighbourhoods in the surrounding area. The new houses are also accessed from this centre. A southern component mediates spatially between the semi-public tree grove, the street space, and the existing buildings to the east. At the same time, the new rhythmic positioning of the buildings, together with the preserved trees along the street, creates a lively façade facing Egerländer Strasse. The six-storey building in the west acts as a concise marker to the intersection area to the west and clarifies the urban situation south of the AOK.
The outdoor facilities of the new residential quarter are calm and close to nature. The design language of the paths and green spaces picks up on the theme of the buildings and continues it in the outdoor space. The result is a net-like interweaving of the area, which allows associations with leaf veins or cell structures and promotes a communicative togetherness of the future residents. The special feature of the design is that all the trees that are not on the existing underground car park are retained and the building structures are adapted to the existing tree structures. This gives the neighbourhood a natural and mature character right from the start.
The houses, which are organised as multi-storey buildings, are entered via entrances that face the common tree garden inside the complex. Spacious and predominantly naturally lit stairwells connect the various flats. The small number of five lifts ensures economically viable barrier-free access to all flats. According to the desired flat key, the differently sized and differently organised flats are distributed over the individual buildings and floors. This creates lively neighbourhoods on the individual floors. All flats are oriented on at least two sides towards different urban spaces. Different flat types (floorboard types, Z-types, day-night types...) create a rich offer of flats for very different living and family conditions. Loggia balconies intervening in the living spaces additionally dovetail living with the outside. The plastered facades of the houses formulate a modern, elegant attitude through the stretched, vertical conception of the exterior walls with the integrated balcony elements.