Townhouse in Linz / mia2/Architektur
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The townhouse is situated within the central Lederergasse – a livable and quiet road that connects the principle sq. of Linz, through the tobacco manufacturing unit, to the port. The present constructing – its first substance courting from the sixteenth century – has been renovated and prolonged. In a technique of a number of years, the premises on the bottom ground have been first remodeled into the corporate’s personal architect’s workplace. The flats on the first and 2nd ground have been emptied and renovated proper right down to their constructive constructions. Over the previous two years, the stock has been supplemented by an addition.
To be able to enable a easy renovation of the prevailing constructing with out main interventions, throughout the technique of modifying the event plan relating to the brand new ground quantity, the place of a brand new entrance with a connection core, a staircase and an elevator was additionally been outlined. On this method, the traits of the historic substance might be preserved in the absolute best method. The addition is carried out in keeping with ecological, financial and structural necessities in combined building – primarily timber building.
As an inner undertaking, this building undertaking has at all times been an object of experimentation for us for revolutionary renovation strategies and particular options. For instance, the CLAY of the excavation on the bottom ground has been remodeled into rammed earth partitions and these at the moment are used as prefabricated load-bearing parts when the ground is added.
Due to the wood-concrete composite know-how, the centuries-old wood ceilings might be preserved and strengthened when it comes to statics and constructing physics. A five-storey spiral staircase was constructed from specifically developed precast concrete parts.
The freestanding staircase is wrapped in wire netting, which is to be overgrown with kiwi and vine tendrils over the subsequent few years. To be able to counteract the waterproofing in the absolute best method, now we have supplied the roofs of the courtyard buildings with a inexperienced roof and the areas of the courtyard have been made robustly playable with water-permeable GRP grids .
Railings that have been eradicated throughout one other constructing undertaking have been repurposed and now discover new makes use of in our balcony shelf. The wooden addition presents itself on the road facet with a mullion and transom facade that covers a number of wants, equivalent to fall safety, fireplace operate and construction.
Along with all these ecological, financial and formal concerns, the social and neighborhood concept was additionally vital for us. Along with a LIVELY, LIVABLE townhouse with connecting balconies and courtyards, now we have additionally taken our duty as a neighbor and counterpart critically.
Balconies on the south facade and a backyard on the bottom ground present communication and assembly area for workplace employees and constructing residents. The road facet should be simply as convivial, with a floor ground the place folks wish to stroll. Our small bench in entrance of the principle facade serves as a relaxation – we’re very pleased about it!
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