Senior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / Kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat

Architect: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Altenmarkt, Land Salzburg,
Project manager: Dipl.Ing. Arnd Schüle
Client: Gemeindeverband Seniorenheim Altenmarkt
Project Area: 5,100 sqm
Project year: 2005-2007
Photographs: Angelo Kaunat

ground floor plan
ground floor plan

The structure of the senior citizens residence and the social center is in line with the east-west axis that divides the site into two outdoor facilities with different spatial qualities. The public area that rises between the buildings forms an urban crossing for the senior citizens with the town citizens. The private garden (the “hortus conclusos”) provides the senior citizens with a variety of outdoor activities and, if necessary, constant supervision by the nursing staff.

© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat

Relaxing under the fruit trees, taking walks, or caring for the flower beds are just some of the possibilities. The pivotal point of the interior is its multifunctional foyer (reception, dining room, event area, etc.) which is seamlessly annexed to the public space. Earthy and warm tones characterize the atmosphere and are also used as orientation aids within the building. Skylights and large windows admit light and air into the building.

Cite: "Senior Citizens Residence Altenmarkt / Kadawittfeldarchitektur" 09 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • Andrew Geber

    now THIS is austria

  • Vladimir Konovalov

    Ну… ПОГОДИ!!! ;)

  • John

    Dear Archdaily,

    I was wondering if you know if the windows slide. It appears they do, but then…I’m not sure if they move. Very interested in finding this out. Thanks!

    • ygogolak

      I don’t think they slide, it looks like there is a vent that opens next to them.

  • chris

    …they don’t move! I was at the inauguration of the building.

  • Charlotte

    Hey i am wondering if anybody knows what cladding is used on the building (3rd photograph shown)


  • { kat }

    “Relaxing under the fruit trees, taking walks, or caring for the flower beds are just some of the possibilities.”

    Where is this stuff? More photos please, because as of right now this looks desolate and very senior-unfriendly… like a prison courtyard…

  • Garima

    loved some parts of it, like the yellow window facade
    very inquisitive to see what the interior looks like