TRIVALUE, WEGRAZ, Haring Group
Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten ZT GmbH
Running parallel to the railway line, the ‘Smart Stick’ is located in the east of My Smart City Graz.
The Smart-City area on Waagner-Biro-Strasse is located approximately 2 km to the north west of the centre of Graz (Waagner-Biro-Strasse / Peter Tunnergasse). Graz-West regional hospital and the accident hospital are in the immediate vicinity (within approx. 500 m) and the main railway station is approximately 800 m further to the south. Helmut List Hall, an important event venue in Graz since 2003, is right in the centre of the project area.
The ‘SMART STICK’ construction site developed by the project developer consortium commenced with planning permission in the third quarter of 2019. It is largely reserved for residential use. The residential units in the 6-storey residential building have generous open spaces in the form of balconies or private gardens. Instead of a cellar compartment, each apartment unit has its own storage room, which is located directly in front of the apartments via a pergola. The ground floor is intended for commercial use because of its attractive room height. In addition, car parking spaces are planned in the base and on the basement floors, which will also serve as a collective garage for the entire northern construction site. The construction phase of 24 months will begin in Q3/2020 and is expected to be completed by Q3/2022.
The entire Smart City area is designed with a uniform open space concept in order to satisfy the high demands on the quality of the outdoor space. Additional infrastructure is located within the commercial areas of the site (doctors, groceries, trade with goods for daily use, catering and a kindergarten). At the same time, these areas are also intended to provide accommodation for social rooms or other common areas for the benefit of the residents or are intended to be used by small craft businesses. There is an effort to and confidence in finding a high-quality mix of sectors to guarantee urban diversity, innovative uses and sustainability.