Reinventing the Block
The Strubergasse housing development is an urban master plan for the addition of 168 affordable housing units and the inclusion of extensive landscape design in the Lehen district of Salzburg. Lehen is a high-density neighborhood directly accessible to the city center, with a strong infrastructure and access to public transportation. These attributes make the area ideal for future construction projects and provide the initial starting point for the creation of a comprehensive master plan.
The design reacts to this existing urban condition by reinterpreting the historical Blockrandbebauung design traditionally found in European city centers. The Blockrandbebauung is an architectural building type characterized by the creation of street-facing dwellings on the perimeter of the block, the interior of which contain courtyards and plazas connected to the exterior by alleys.
|Type||Residential / Urban Planning|
|Area||121,632 ft2 / 11,300 m2|
|Status||Competition, Honorable Mention|
|Client||GSWB Gemeinnützige Salzburger Wohnbaugesellschaften|
|Team||Bettina Zerza, Principal|
Tobias Bernecker, Michael Casey,
Ian Gordon, Julia Schafhauser,
Landscape Design: Regioplan Ingenieure Salzburg GmbH
Design Management: Bernhard Stocker