Won: Competition Meierhof Quarter Eisenstadt

Building in existing historical contexts is one of our core competencies. We are all the more delighted to have won the competition for the Meierhof quarter!

On the “Meierhof Eisenstadt” site between the Esterházy Palace Park, the State Museum and the Barmherzige Brüder Hospital, a future-oriented urban quarter is to be created with flats, a medical centre as well as small businesses and cultural facilities.

Our design further develops the existing, small-scale quarter with several listed old buildings. The new buildings blend harmoniously into the historical ensemble. A mineral plinth on the ground floor ties in with the character of the old enclosure wall. Exterior spaces are framed, arcades interlock exterior and interior. The upper storeys in timber construction are deliberately set apart from the existing buildings and thus give the neighbourhood its own identity. With three three-storey high points, we set selective accents with otherwise moderate building heights.

Our project offers a high quality of living with many communal uses and short distances. Gastronomy, small shops and commercial enterprises complement the residential function and create a lively neighbourhood. Assisted and conventional living as well as the medical centre are distributed over three buildings. The medical centre is located on the western boundary of the site with a direct connection to the hospital. In the other two buildings, we interweave assisted and conventional living in different typologies. Common rooms, arcades, inner courtyards, terraces and community gardens on the roof promote social contacts and neighbourly coexistence. Large loggias facing the inner courtyard extend the living space to the outside.

Living at the Meierhof means a quiet but communal life, enriched by varied events that structure the year, as well as permanent cultural offerings that also enable an exchange with the outside world.