Nursing School St. Johann in Tyrol
In the immediate vicinity of the district hospital, in a central location between the train station and the town center, lies the new building of the nursing school of St. Johann in Tirol. The compact four-story building leaves a large area of public, park-like green space free and lines up with the adjacent development to form an urban open space. On the one hand, the sloping terrain makes it possible to access the building from the new connecting path, and on the other hand, to continue the park-like outdoor space via the upper "terrace" - as a public area - into the assembly hall. The rooms below, lying in the terrain, are lit via an inner courtyard. On the two floors above, lecture halls and practice rooms are grouped around the central access and recreation area with lighting from above and orientation to the surrounding natural and urban landscape.
Concrete was chosen as the material for the facades - Green Code Thermo Walls as precast elements reduce the construction time and are economically interesting compared to curtain wall elements. They also enable a "tectonic structure" of the facade from a design point of view: Through an interplay of horizontal and vertical elements, the static structure and the transfer of loads can be expressed. This tectonics also expresses the interplay and rhythm of closed and open facade surfaces - through light and orientation. The concrete elements were manufactured with great precision and attention to detail by Green Code, partner of PROGRESS AG from South Tyrol. In addition to providing the elements, Green Code also offered technical support, especially in the area of detailed execution solutions.
A building block in the urban fabric.
Arch. DI Sabine Penz