Sargfabrik, viviendas colaborativas (ingeborg holzapfel)

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Association for Integrated Lifestyle Verein fĂźr Integrative Lebensgestaltung (VIL) Dr. Ingeborg Holzapfel, member of the managing board

Š Wolfgang Zeiner

Starting position and concept Discontent with high housing costs and with the traditional housing. Set up a housing association, self-administrated and embedded in a community of solidarity.

1987 1989 1994 1996 1998 2000

foundation of the association (NPO) purchase of the old factory and the property start of construction moving in and opening Sargfabrik purchase of the property MissindorfstraĂ&#x;e moving into MISS-Sargfabrik

Both buildings were built with financial assistance of the city of Vienna (Housing Promotion).

Old coffin factory

„Maschner & Sons“, biggest coffin factory in the Austro-Hungarian Empire - built at the end of the 19th century - production until 1970, decay

New coffin factory housing

© Wolfgang Zeiner

Facts and Figures

Largest autonomous housing and cultural project in Austria

• 110 members • 210 residents (adults, children, teenager) • 112 flats („boxes“) • assisted living apartments for disabled people, • socio-educational flat, sharing community, • flats for refugees.

Owner: Verein für integrative Lebensgestaltung Architecture: BKK

- VIL acts as the owner, builder, caretaker and rental agency of the housing complex, - members live in flats and their rights and obligations are detailed in an internal contract (similar cooperative), - members pay basic and individual contribution to costs , towards the repayment of the building loan and to the resident administration costs, - when moving out, members return the flat to the association, - by using the Austrian legal term „Wohnheim“ for communal housing, special support could be claimed from the Vienna City council. Š Wolfgang Zeiner


© Hertha Humaus

© Ingeborg Holzapfel

- reinforced concrete, lightweight construction and removeable inside walls - one to three floors, room height - partialy 4,5 m - large glass south-facing panels - high thermal insulation - heating: district heating network (wall heating) - water heating with solar panels (160 m² )




Property surface

4.711 m2

850 m2

Built-up area

2.747 m2

608 m2

Effective area

7.922 m2

4.372 m2

Start of construction






13,6 Mio. Euro

5,4 Mio. Euro

5,3 Mio. Euro

2,2 Mio. Euro

own funds/ground per m2

830 Euro

780 Euro

Housing costs per month per m2

8,27 Euro

9,87 Euro

Total building costs thereof financed by housing loans

(incl. repayment, running costs, costs for maintenance, contribution for the public areas, advance payment for heating and hot water, basic contribution for the bathing

house, insurance, basic fee for the telephone)

Sargfabrik MISS-Sargfabrik Effective area

7.922 m2

4.372 m2

Living space

5.400 m2

2.850 m2

Semi-public areas (TÖF)

900 m2

Common areas/Bathing house

420 m2


220 m2

260 m2

Remaining space: cellar, infrastructure, 2 laundry rooms, bicycle storeroom, etc.; additionally: roof garden, courtyards, playground Prizes: • • • • •

Adolf Loos Preis für Wohnbauten, 1996 (Sargfabrik) Bauherrenpreis, 1996 (Sargfabrik) Architekturpreis der österreichischen Zementindustrie, 2001 (Miss) Förderungspreis für Baukunst der Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2002 (Miss) European Award for Ecological Gardening (2017)

Aims of the Association Participatory democracy and self-administration - jointly developing: planning, building and running the project - living together and open minded for inividual arrangements (singles, families, flat sharing communities,‌) - living together without peer pressure (all can share but no one has to) - integration of people with special needs and socially disadvantaged groups

Ecological Aspects optimum use of energy, eco-friendly electricity, Composting, solar power, working group „carbon footprints“

© Ingeborg Holzapfel

Social Aspects -

playground, common yards, roof garden, library (with internet access), large kitchen, guest apartment, „flex-boxes“ (flats with limited contracts) - refugee-boxes - socio-educational flat for children in familial troubles - boxes for handicaped people

Administration - general assembly - 2 general meetings per year - extraordinary meetings with special issues - managing board with voluntary representatives - voluntary work groups - 2 professional executive directors - 20 employees Š Robert Kniefatz

Voluntary Work  members are actively engaged in all areas of communal life  more than 25 initiatives and work groups (e.g. carbon footprints, garden, library, bathing house, cooking,...)  approx. 80 persons work in initiatives and groups  5.500 hours per year = 687 days (8 h/d)

Public Activities - event hall (contemporary music, theater for kids, cabaret, house-ball,...) - seminar room, - restaurant (biological, vegetarian, also providing kindergarten, event hall, seminar room), - kindergarten (approx. 60 kids, German, Turkish, Syrian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian mother tongue, - bathing house (semi-public, operated as club, open for members 24 hours per day, baby swimming)

Event Hall

© Wolfgang Zeiner

© Fetén Fetén

© Wolfgang Zeiner

Zirkus Traumland©Theater bewegt


© Michael Luger

© Wolfgang Zeiner


© Gerd Kressl

© Gerd Kressl


Š Robert Kneschke

Bathing Room

Š Elisabeth Cichon

Strength -


child-friendlyness good neighbourly relations long running friendships; neighbourly assistance and support in difficult stages of life very good infrastructure, smoothly operating company high quality of life: common rooms and areas; architecture/design promote neighbourhood and communication successful self-government and great confidence in the management board and administration

Foundation of our Success - Common basic consensus - size of the project - combination of professionalism and voluntary work - internal Expertise - patience, strong nerves, persistence and pleasure in debating

Challenge Aging: more than 50% of inhabitants are older than 45 years

 structural measures  structural alteration and adjustment  assistance and support  cooperation with care organisations  networking  urban neighbourhood

Verein für Integrative Lebensgestaltung Goldschlagstraße 169, A – 1140 Wien,

Thank you for your attention Pictures: Wolfgang Zeiner, Sonja, Skribsky, Harald Huscava, Hannes Schluder, Beatrix Eichinger, Matti Lutz, Wolfgang Gerlich, Robert Kniefacz, Michael Luger, Elisabeth Cichon, Gerd Kressl, Robert Kneschke, Ingeborg Holzapfel

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© Wolfgang Zeiner

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