Loft Panzerhalle, Salzburg

Loft Panzerhalle, Salzburg

smartvoll Architekten from Vienna realised their own vision of a loft over an area of 350 m2 and two floors.


smartvoll Architekten ZT KG


Salzburg, Austria


This fascinating building, which was converted in 2015, has been put to a wide range of uses, with retailers, trades, and creative professions all under one roof. These uses include a market hall, restaurants, a medical centre, exhibition and commercial spaces as well as lofts.

smartvoll Architekten from Vienna won the international design competition for the loft in the Panzerhalle. The architects realised their own vision of a loft over an area of 350 m2 and two floors. Not only the size, but also the eight metre-high ceiling came in handy in this respect. They decided against using fixed walls as room partitions as they wanted to realise an open-plan living concept.

A spacious concrete staircase links the two levels. It is located in the middle of the room and has a captivating flamboyance. The staircase has several functions: It acts as a room divider between the living and entrance area and serves as an eye-catcher in the light-flooded space.

The sleeping area is located on the upper floor. A view of the Salzburg mountains is guaranteed from here – directly from the bed. The bathroom is also located on the second floor, as well as the guest room.

The 7-metre long, free-standing kitchen island made from lava stone is a particularly impressive feature in the lower area. With its unusual length and dark colour, it gives the impression of being a work of art in the light-flooded loft.

A KNX system was installed for the complex building control. The "brain" behind the system is the Gira HomeServer, which brings together and evaluates all of the information, and then sends the commands to the devices. Gira was also chosen for door communication. The simple design appears elegant and refined.

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