City Park Lehen” is a residential project based on one of the main roads into Salzburg.

What makes this a unique location is the diverse range of structures that are interacting with each other.

Studio Name: MOA Martin Oberascher & Partner Architekten ZT GmbH in cooperation with PLOV Architekten ZT GmbH
Area: 12.000m²
Year: 2016
Location: Ignaz Harrer Strasse 65 – 75 Salzburg, Austria

Team: Alexander Matl, Xavier Delanoue, Thomas Buseck, Mostafa El Sadany, Hannes Tallafuss, Andreas Körner, Martina Johanna Lesjak

In collaboration with:
PLOV ZT GmbH (Christoph Leitner and Marion Gruber)
Team: Markus Illetschko, Renata Jung, Christoph Obernosterer, Elisabeth Etzler, Benno Wutzl, Clemens Steininger, Lorenz Schreiner, Doris Halsdorfer

Structural engineering: Brandstätter ZT GmbH, Salzburg
Mechanical engineering: TAP GmbH, Zell am See
Buiding physics: Zivilingenieur-Arge, Salzburg
Landscape Architects: Atelier Auböck + Kárász, Vienna

Construction work: Spiluttini Bau GmbH
HVAC: Urdl HKLS Technik GmbH
Electric installations: Elektro Schartner
Photos: Stefan Zauner

Stadt Park Lehen by Martin Oberascher & Partner Architekten ZT GmbH - Sheet3
©Stefan Zauner

Ignaz-Harrer-Strasse is a major artery and an urban core of the city boosted with a high number of visitors and residents. There is a quiet park on the other side of the property used as a recreational area for the entire neighborhood.

The site also marks the boundary between large-scale block developments and loose, heterogeneous settlement structures.

Stadt Park Lehen by Martin Oberascher & Partner Architekten ZT GmbH - Sheet6
©Stefan Zauner

Instead of building an impermeable barrier between the road and the city park, the design aims at creating a structure, that will enrich the nature of public spaces through large openings and allows an uninterrupted visual connection to the park.

The project also implements a height modulation that mimics a transition from an urban scale of block development to the low buildings in the vicinity.

Stadt Park Lehen by Martin Oberascher & Partner Architekten ZT GmbH - Sheet7
©Stefan Zauner

The introduction of distinct features gives the building its unique identity and allows its users and residents to identify with it. Changes in color in combination with gradually shifting perforations of the façade modules help to achieve this connection.

To further accentuate the shift in scale the undulating balcony types facing the park side echo – on a small scale – the articulation of the overall building mass.

This results in a differentiated, varied cityscape, adding an architecturally confident anchor to the neighborhood.


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