Peter-Rosegger-Straße 29-35, 8053 Graz
The 12 separate buildings that comprise the development are wood and loam structures built to passive-energy standards, with underground car parking, cellar compartments and generously dimensioned communal spaces. Outside there are orchards, green spaces and children's play areas. Thanks to an innovative mode of construction the complex meets the criteria for energy efficiency category A++. All of the light-filled apartments have spacious patios with garden plots or balconies with wooden decking.
The brown loam render on the exterior walls of the dwelling units has been left unpainted, and in most rooms the wooden ceilings have been left in their natural state. An adjustable ventilation system ensures a constant circulation of fresh air in the living spaces. The hot water supply is supplemented by roof-mounted solar panels and the complex is heated by geothermal energy.
The immediate proximity to Kärntnerstraße means that both the city centre and the motorway are just a few minutes away. A food store and various service providers are located on the site.
A local legend: Peter-Rosegger-Straße was named after the well-known Austrian writer and self-styled "backwoods peasant boy", Peter Rosegger.