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Project management

Ing. MSc Franz Huemer
City of Salzburg

Tel: +43(0)662 8072-2484


Programm-Management Klima- und Energiefonds

Mag.a Daniela Kain

Tel: +43(0)1 585 03 90-27
Mobile: +43(0)664 886 24 428


Smart District Gnigl

In the master plan Smart City Salzburg, equal importance was attached to the energy optimization of settlements as to the role models of city of Salzburg as the owner of objects and equipment. The planned renovation of the Gnigl Kindergarten was rethought in a larger context. It is now with the establishment of the Bildungscampus Gnigle (Education Campus Gnigl) that a comprehensive new approach to kindergarten, elementary school, clubhouse and urban residential house is being implemented. Thus, the city has a very suitable concrete project, which has great potential for development in the sense of a Smart City.

Smart District Gnigl – from the vision Smart City Salzburg to a showcase


  • New construction of the public objects as a chance for the entire settlement Obergnigl – incentive as well for highest building quality in surrounding building stock; because of new building construction, incentives for opportunities for local heating supply, local mobility solutions including various user groups; education campus as central information point  
  • Local heating supply options under consideration of local residual heat potential (bakery) 
  • Mobility offer is more than to create parking spaces – development of a central location for mobility services / multimodal mobility hub
  • Synergies through various users (user profiles), e.g. heat storage, are to be identified and used

Objectives – from education campus to Smart District 

Objectives are optimization of the planned new building "Education Campus Gnigl" and the resulting new development/design of the city district – "Smart District Gnigl."
Approach for the implementation of the project is first to create concepts in the four thematic groups for buildings, energy supply, mobility, and information. These will be coordinated and presented with scientific assistance in parallel workshops.

The project is dedicated to the following core elements:

  • Combination of pedagogical concepts with synergies for the use of kindergarten, extended-day care, school, and club house. 
  • Use of synergies of a mixed form instead of optimized individual solutions (e.g. gym, extended-day care, ...)
  • New building construction affords opportunities for energetic optimization of the buildings: heat requirements, efficient lighting, energy supply, energy generation, etc.
  • Expansion of system boundaries through development of restorative measures for surrounding existing buildings
  • Expansion of system boundaries with regard to energy supply and inclusion of neighboring buildings  – of the city district
  • Combination with mobility questions (parking spaces, walkways to school, mobility crossroads for the city district of Gnigl
  • Monitoring and transparent disclosure of results; combination with educationanl opportunities

Results, Findings

  • "Education Campus Gnigl:" CO2-neutral building concept, requirements for tender and procedure; optimization of winning project; expansion of  "Education Campus" goals – concept for CO2-neutral restoration of neighboring residential buildings of the city 
  • Detailed study of energy supply: review of various options for heat supply alternatives under consideration of CO2-emissions, Sensitivity with regard to additional restoration measures, residual heat potential, etc .
  • Detailed study of mobility: comprehensive concept for mobility development in Gnigl incl. planning of measures coordinated with residents
  • Detailed study of information: concept for conspicuous information regarding "Smart District Gnigl," inclusion of energy control systems, real-time information  regarding public transportation schedule etc.
  • Overall concept for "Smart District Gnigl:" buildings, energy supply, mobility, information regarding submission of resolution proposals to the municipal council


Project data - Implementation project of the 2nd Call 2011
Project start: 01.06.2012
Project end: 30.04.2015
Approved funding: € 223.500,--
Total project costs: € 389.808,--


Stadt Salzburg (Konsortialführung)
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
SIR - Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung und Wohnen
Salzburg AG  für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation
Architekten Scheicher ZT Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Komobile Gmunden GmbH
pro:21 GmbH

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