Smart Modernization Terrassenhaussiedlung

Photography and thermography of Terrassenhaussiedlung Graz © Alexander Eberl, IGE based on a photo by Walter Kuschel, Werkgruppe Graz

The Terrassenhaussiedlung in Graz-St. Peter is the largest and internationally best-known housing estate of Styria, housing more than 500 apartments and more than 1000 residents. After 40 years of use, the issue of modernization in terms of energy and sustainability is being assessed.
The exploratory study Smart Modernization Terrassenhaussiedlung – SONTE has the goal to develop a general guideline for assessing the modernization possibilities of participatory inventory designed residential buildings. The Terrassenhaussiedlung Graz-St. Peter serves as a development and test bed at the same time.
By using modern participation techniques, the existing community will be re-enabled to connect with key stakeholders and intensively involve them in the drafting of the modernization concept. As relevant fields of action, the focus is on the building and energy, green and open spaces, urban mobility as well as information and communication.

The role oft he Institute of Buildings and Energy in this research project, is to develop thermal rehabilitation strategies for the estate. Rehabilitation scenarios, which are appropriate to the building's cultural value and do not compromise it’s architectural expression. Special attention is given to the many construction-related thermal bridges.

March 2017 to February 2018

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Climate and Energy Fund

Institute of Housing Research, Graz (consortium leadership)
The City LAB Graz

NEXT Vertriebs- und Handels GmbH, Graz
Haus der Architektur (HDA), Graz

Eugen Gross Dipl.-Ing. architect
Karoline Kreimer-Hartmann, Mag.

Project team:
Institute of Housing Research, Graz (consortium leadership)
Andrea Jany

Christina Kelz-Flitsch

Institute of Buildings and Energy, TU Graz
Alexander Eberl
Edina Majdanac

StadtLABOR Graz
Nana Pötsch

NEXT Vertriebs- und Handels GmbH, Graz
Christina Freitag

Eugen Gross, ehemaliges Mitglied der Werkgruppe Graz
Mag.a. Karoline Kreimer-Hartmann

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