Schallmoos ID

A New Identity For Schallmoos

The Salzburg district ‘Schallmoos’ is situated north of the city centre and ‘Kapuzinerberg’ in a former swampland. Towards the end of the 17th century some major farms like ‘Robinighof’ started to settle here. The development to an actual part of the city however didn’t start until the installation of the railway and its main station in 1860. Nowadays ‘Schallmoos’ is well connected by public and private transport through the railway, ‘Wiener-‘ and ‘Vogelweidstrasse’. The city centre is within walking distance. Anyhow it is not well integrated. The roads are used mainly for heavy cargo instead of private transport. Cheap social housing and industry create an image to the environment and there is neither green suburban punctual development nor an urban perimeter block development like in the adjacent parts of town. Still there are positive developments towards the autonomy of the district, for example a sort of cultural centre with theatres bars and restaurants has been developing around ‘Schallmooser Hauptstrasse’. Situated between ‘Hauptbahnhof’ and the important ‘Wiener Strasse’, the site is in the perfect place to create a new entrance to the quarter and set impulses for a further urban development. My intention was to create an ensemble with good connections to the station to attract commuters, offers public uses like cafes, offices and commercial uses and creates new quality housing. My design offers a sequence of three courtyards from north to south. The first one holds the entrance to the Main Station and is very public. Ground floors hold commercial uses and cafes. The second one is a little more secluded and surrounded by cafes with outside terraces, doctor’s practices and ateliers. The third one is private. It holds a lot of vegetation and offers an interior, backyard like atmosphere for the inhabitants. The ensemble consists of a housing block structure with a classical facade partitioning of a stone base and clad shaft and top. In the corner it is interrupted by office buildings that set accents in height and material by pulling the stones from the base all the way up to the top. All offices offer an open structure that can be used either as open plan offices or separated into small rooms. The housing mainly consists of triple structure with every flat holding a loggia towards the calm interior side of the ensemble. Additionally there are luxurious penthouses on top of the whole building offering great views into the adjacent Alps. A young and modern public will be attracted by the ensemble’s mix of housing, its different uses good infrastructural connection and architectural style. They will easily be able to identify with this quarter and thereby force the development of ‘Schallmoos’ towards a new and vibrant part of Salzburg.

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