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Gartenweg - Living in a rural context

Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Gartenweg - Living in a rural context
Architect
feld72
Engineers/Specialists
landscape architecture: PlanSinn GmbH - Vienna, statics: Obrist & Partner - Kaltern, building services: energytech GmbH - Bolzano
Location
Western Europe - Italy - Caldaro
Climate Zone
mediterranean
Design status
build
Date of completion
2009
Type
Housing
Site area (m²)
5173
GFA (m²)
3742
NFA (m²)
2500
NFA/GFA
0.668
Density
0.723
Gross Volume (GV) (m³)
20000
Building Costs
5500000 EUR
Building Costs / m² GFA
1469.802
Building Costs / m² NFA
2200
Building Costs / m³ GV
275
Primary Energy (kWh/m²a)
45
Use of renewable ressources - low tech
natural cross ventilation
Use of renewable ressources - high tech
solar heating, photovoltaics, heating pump, geothermal energy use, energy pile systems, energy recuperation
Key Sustainability aspects
solar building integration, public spaces, accessability for disabled, ecological building materials, innovative bulding materials, participation of users in planning process, low cost design
Sustainability rated
No
Social and ethical responsibility

"The housing extension "Gartenweg" is an agglomeration of several single buildings which are combined by a clever exploitation of the plots topography. Thereby the complex can offer a much higher density without showing it through a massive structure.
The given maximum density of 1,8m³/m² was achieved, but naturally not exceeded. It is essential that each building is linked to the surrounding landscape. With a structure of terraces it is possible to handle the area correctly. The natural hillside runs through this banking on two points and creates an arrangement which seems to be intended yet at the same time naturally grown. There are different relations between architecture and landscape, so the pathways and prospects can be perceived variably. The structure of the housing complex includes patterns of former agglomerations in Caldaro and combines them in a new way. Traditional forms were put in a new context for the creation of an efficient and complex structure which nevertheless seems to be familiar, simple and clear."