SONNE - RESIDENTIAL PARK SONNENWIESE, FELDKIRCHEN / CARINTHIA
Team: Sven Schuler, Christian Münster, Timon Zeitlinger, Judith Scheiber, Teresa Köhler
Client: VKS/Heimat Villach
Area: 8.120 m²
Competition: 2005, 1st Prize
Images: gerner°gerner plus
Six buildings, with nineteen living units each were built on a beautiful hillside near Feldkirchen. The projects arose in a competition process and captivate through the simplification of the building volumes and maximization of living qualities.
The ensemble blends well into the surroundings. The individual, freestanding volumes arranged around a central green space, refer to the existing development structure in terms of scale, and adapt to the town’s special topography. They are connected through visual references, but with a uniform north–south orientation, preserve the permeability of the grounds and the distant view into the Alpine panorama.
Each of the building volumes consists of two parallel slabs, which are shifted slightly towards one another longitudinally. The glazed interstitial space creates a light and spacious circulation zone with barrier-free entrance. This arrangement lets the compact cube appear light and slender and at the same time, allows for optimal natural lighting throughout the entire length of the building.