Refurbishment of the Canisianum Innsbruck

  • Location

    Innsbruck, Austria

  • Architect

    WGA ZT GmbH

  • Client

    Collegium Canisianum

  • Typologies

    • Building redevelopment
    • Office and residential
  • Scopes

    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Brickwork & natural stone
    • Steel & metal

In the course of the general renovation, the Canisianum student dormitory in Innsbruck, which was built in 1910/11, was completely reorganised. Office and day-centre uses are now arranged in the north wing and the rooms in the south and middle wings are used for dormitory use and in-house events. An entrance and exit ramp allows barrier-free access.

The integration of modern building structures into a historical building with listed building structure posed a great challenge. The number of beds was increased from 164 to 225, the majority of which – 193 – are offered as single rooms. All units now have their own bathroom and kitchenette. Furthermore, 1,500m² of common areas are available to the students.

In combination with a sustainable renovation and renewal of the entire building services, an economic operation can also be guaranteed in the future.