Client: FORTSCHRITT Gemeinnützige Wohnbau- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft,
Location: Irninggasse/Wurzelgasse, A-9020 Klagenfurt
Competition: 03/1993, 1st Prize
Start of planning: 1995
Start of construction: 03/1997
Completion 1BS / 2BS: 12/1999 / 10/2000
Built-up area: 4.346 m²
Total area: 14.785 m²
Built-in area: 47.880 m³
Cost: 11,63 Mio Euro

This housing estate was erected on the former Orsini-Rosenberg grounds in the south-westerly sector. The estate consists of 132 residential units which were erected in 2 construction stages (Welzenegg X and Welzenegg XI/XII). Welzenegg X comprises 64 residential units and a park deck which is partly covered with grass and has 64 parking spaces; Welzenegg XI (XII) consists of 68 residential units and an integrated park deck with 47 parking spaces, of which 24 are not covered. Most individual building units have three storeys, the remainder has four storeys. Maisonettes were chosen as the main type for the residential units in the first construction stage, while in the second stage single-storey types were used exclusively. The units are aligned West-East or North-South, which allowed for spacious and grass-covered open spaces between the building blocks.

Photos: Paul Ott, Graz