messequartier housing project by pernthaler architecture
 
messequartier housing project by pernthaler architecture messequartier housing project by pernthaler architecture
mar 26, 2013

messequartier housing project by pernthaler architecture

‘messequartier housing project’ by pernthaler architectureimage © paul ott

 

‘the messequartier’ by graz-based pernthaler architecture studio is a high-quality contribution to living in urban centers. the project was developed as part of the re-structuring plan for the local trade fair district, whose attraction gradually lost substance within the past years. the concept of the residential complex aims at a decidedly well-balanced mix of functions. various typologies of rental apartments, condominiums for private property, student residences and assisted living for elderly are complemented by office-areas, a kindergarten and space for service industry and gastronomy.

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the ensemble is organized in shape of a wave around the ‘moserhofschlössl’, a 16th century building, which is listed as a heritage site. in combination with a slanting area, the dually bent edifice-structure creates an open space-sequence of different qualities – where thecentralizing square forms an anchor point. the conception reacts to local circumstances by keeping the levels close to existing buildings low, as the height of the complex rises to ten levels in opposite ends, due to the inclining area. the construction in the middle region is elevated on columns, thus cross-connecting singular courtyards from north to south, possible to experience continuous green-space.

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essential motivation for the design was to create a self-sustaining city district, properly functioning with public service facilities for daily requirements. with regard to social responsibility, a widely diversified range is offered, connecting generations, including particular attention for people with special needs. by keeping the whole area free from still and moving traffic, the grade of sealing is highly optimized.

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

image © paul ott

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