Nursing home - An der Lan
The frameless photovoltaic façade on the south side is undoubtedly the eye-catcher of the building. At the same time, it is a central component of an interesting energy concept: The passive house is powered entirely by electricity, from heating to hot water. The PV system covers more than 50 % of the total energy demand on an annual average. The property is located on the edge of a publicly used green belt between the Inn Promenade in Innsbruck and the Olympic Village. In the future, the House for Psychosocial Support and Living will support its clients there in their return to independent living after a stay in hospital. A total of 14 small apartments provide an assisted living environment with therapeutic services: Therapy rooms are available on the top floor. In the basement, there is a workroom with corresponding adjoining rooms. And on the first floor there is the administration and a common lounge with cooking area. All floors are accessible via the staircase with elevator.
Originally, the building was planned with a composite thermal insulation system and a curtain-type aluminum façade. It was only when the execution planning was almost complete that the planners became aware of the possibilities offered by Green Code building elements: prefabricated elements with colored concrete meant that the entire building could be finished in the same material and color tone from the walls to the roof to reinforce its monolithic character and give it a calming effect. At the same time, the insulation layer is now permanently protected in the concrete core of the thermal walls, eliminating the need for costly maintenance of the façade. In addition, prefabrication accelerated the construction process and compensated for the delays caused by the late redesign.
Thanks to the commitment of all those involved, we were finally able to develop a high-quality building with a composite thermal insulation system that had been subsidized for residential construction.