Sargfabrik | Future Cities 2014 Ljubljana
  • Old coffin factory into the housing and cultural project
  • the biggest self-administrated housing project in Austria
  • Housing, Cultural house, Bath, Seminar rooms, Kindergarten, Restaurant

The Sargfabrik complex had become a role model for urban and social housing. It happens to meet every demand of future development: it is ecological, social and sustainable. It also brings forward an inner-city density instead of urban sprawl. Its popularity can be proofed by very long waiting lists on a free housing unit. The goal was to create a hausing estate based on community and leisure and to design the new living quarters according to the ideas of the architects and demands of the people. Living, culture and integration were their philosophy. Integration not only in means of new housing in old factory, but also very important social integration.

Already in 1996, the year of opening, the Sargfabrik got the “Adolf-Loos- Architekturpreis”, an architecture award. To meet the demands of the people, in 2000 a project in the neighbourhood was extended. The new building, the “Miss Sargfabrik” was constructed. Now the total land size amounts about 5500 m².