Ensemble within the Cityscape
Urban Development at the Graz World Heritage Site including the construction of an inner city hotel above the existing underground car park „Pfauengarten“.
The development of four solitary buildings enables the complementation of the historic building structures, both in matters of scale and spacial differentiation. Courtyards, terraced gardens and the place front are shaped by different levels of hight and volumes of the solitary building structures. By functional differentiation between residential housing, administrative building, hotel and restaurant/event location, various typologies are created: Two of the four buildings are considered as reinterpretation of a „Hofhaus“, a common historical typology in Graz. The „Hofhaus“ combines urban density and desires for privat green exterior spaces.
Individual loggias, assigned to hotel rooms and apartments of the upmarket residential building, complement the offered space by an additional individual and protected exterior space. In case of hotel rooms the exterior spaces are positioned around a central atrium, in case of the upmarket residential housing, the privat exterior spaces are orientated towards the green inner courtyard.
Both the hotel and the residential building made accessible by balconies are functionally and spacially developed around a shared-use courtyard. Different types of floor plans are combined to varieties of one basic structure.
SITE: GRAZ, AUSTRIA
PROJECTNUMBER: 62 PAVOREAL
STATUS: 2ND stage international competition ENTRY – 3RD PRIZE
CLIENT: PG LIEGENSCHAFTS- VERWALTUNGS GMBH
DESIGN: TERRAIN: LOENHART&MAYR BDA ARCHITECTS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS