In what way must a place that is surrounded by traffic stand out from the landscape if it wants to become an oasis of calm?
On the site of the former Riedenburg barracks, in the immediate vicinity of the old town of Salzburg and at the foot of the Rainberg mountain, a residential quarter had to be planned that fits into the surrounding area and yet offers a noise-protected outdoor space inside.
Topography and urban structure meet in the shore zone of Salzburg's unique inner-city mountain islands. The new quarter is located in the transition area and takes up this dialogue between natural environment and urban space as an exemplary urban development opportunity. The topography of Rainberg Park creates “exposed” tranquillity with distant views and absorbs the Leopoldskronstraße, which flows through the new landscape along with the Almkanal. The eventful sequence of 5 closed interior spaces with varying degrees of publicness creates a counterpoint: Riedenburger Platz, which is animated by shops, the central Riedenburger Festhof with the district house, as well as three calmer interior spaces (studio courtyard, residential courtyard and playground courtyard).