Erlenstraße, Lochau (AT)

On the loosely built-up outskirts of the Lake Constance community of Lochau, we have built a modern residential quarter. In close cooperation with the municipality, the design advisory board and the neighbours, we achieved a careful and well thought-out densification. Spread over four buildings, we created 20 light-flooded flats with generous outdoor spaces. Different typologies provide a high-quality home for singles, couples and families. Built in sustainable timber construction, the buildings blend harmoniously into the existing residential area on Lake Constance. All flats are lit on at least two sides, and on the top floors even on three sides. The common access platforms covers an inner courtyard which, like a village square, forms the communicative centre for the residents.
The connections to the landscape are an important part of the design. We succeeded in achieving the optimal ratio of built-up area to living space primarily through the common central access platform for all four houses. This left space for extensive green areas and trees on the plot, which is only just under 3,000 m² in size.

Client: E8 Investment GmbH (Hajek Riedmann Projekt GmbH)
Location: A-6900 Lochau, Erlenstraße 8
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller
Project Management: Vera Bilgeri, Martina Simoncini
Competition: 2019
Construction: 2019-2022
Area: 3,100 m²
Capacity: 20 apartments

statics: Hämmerle Huster, Bregenz / building physics: Spektrum, Dornbirn / building services: Walter Pflügl, Bregenz / electrics: i-Tech, Lauterach / fire protection: IHW, Weiler /// photos: Albrecht I. Schnabel