Gneis District, Salzburg

Austrian demo neighbourhood

New built and renovation of 250 social housing dwellings and kindergarten in an existing neighbourhood. The apartments are built by Heimat Österreich. 40 apartments will be distributed through Caritas to residents with special needs.

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Neighbourhood approach

Caritas together with a highly motivated +55-year-old community group “Wohngruppe Silberstreif” are shaping the neighbourhood’s atmosphere. The social housing provider offers advice and consulting services about energy use and home renovation and is working together with residents to set up a self-sufficient energy community.
The premises will also include facilities such as a kindergarten, doctor, café, co-working spaces, common rooms and special assistance rooms.

Passive systems
  • Optimised insulated building envelope,
  • triple glazing and airtight building.
Active systems
  • Photovoltaic power plant;
  • heat pumps for ground source and waste water for heating and domestic hot water;
  • mechanical exhaust air ventilation.
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