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description renovation of commercial base of a prominent 70’s development in Klagenfurt to offices and apartments
category Offices
location Klagenfurt, Austria
built area 3.600 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Savvas Kakalis, Myrto Tsarouchi


Oberessl & Kantz ZT GmbH (structural engineers)

TB Kranbether (mechanical engineers)

IB Hartl & Co KG (electrical engineers)

AEE Energiedienstleistungen GmbH (building physics)

IBA - Ingenieurbüro Anderwald (fire & safety)


Taras Diachun


alex shoots buildings

client OK Immo GmbH
design year 2019
completion year 2021

The scheme reactivates the many years vacant commercial ‘base’ of a former sports outlet in a prominent, 70’s 13-storey development in the centre of Klagenfurt, Austria.

On the Feldmarschall Conrad Square front, a ground floor ‘hub’ space interconnected through an open, communicative staircase with two levels of offices for an engineering firm are accommodated. The interiors of the offices are designed to create a conversation between the exposed 70’s structural elements and new, crisp interventions.

A generous, central east-west passage connects the ground floor with the opposite west side (Geyerschütt), where the building is adopted into eight apartment units on the first and second level, a shop, parking and storage facilities. All apartment units feature a cantilevering balcony, animating the building’s rear side. Alongside the western party wall, a row of trees is proposed in order to minimise the current expansive hardscaped parking surface, providing natural shade and connecting to the opposite green space of the historic city wall. Beyond the ‘base’, renovation works are limited to a light renovation of the existing apartments’ entrance / stairwell and the provision of a disabled access.

The new façade constitutes an energy efficient envelope, horizontally striated with continuous meandering aluminium panels and generous glass panes. While on the Square front the articulation of the facade remains austere and follows the current envelope, on the rear, the banding adopts a more playful, cascading articulation.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2023 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria