Europan – Innsbruck Olympic Village


Europan – Innsbruck Olympic Village

Urban Design

Main objectives of the project


  • 2006: Construction


  • Architect: Frötscher Lichtenwagner Architekten


Continent: Europe
City: Innsbruck
Country/Region: Austria, Innsbruck


This project is a multifunctional city within a city, catering to people of all ages. It includes social housing, assisted living apartments, a day-care centre, a youth club, a multifunctional hall, and a supermarket. It serves as a village within a village, connecting the surrounding Olympic Villages and providing a collective new center. The design showcases both meticulous urban planning and individual attention to detail. It fosters a sense of community, with teenagers gathering at the square and elderly individuals finding a supportive living environment. This mixed-use project successfully accommodates diverse populations, aligning with Europan's goal of promoting inclusivity.

This project is a small city built for people of all age groups, with a complete repertoire of different functions. It includes at the same time social housing for families, assisted living apartments, a day-care centre, a youth club, a multifunctional hall, a supermarket. It is a village in a village in a city… The project is both urban design and architecture, and it shows both an enormous control on the large scale and individual care and creativity on the level of its parts. It stands self-consciously in the middle of the two Olympic Villages, linking them, giving them a collective new centre, both formally and programmatically. Teenagers use the square as a place to hang out, elderly people have found a place where the can live on their own with help when needed. Thus, the capacity of the quarter to house all kinds of different people, one of the main reasons why Europan promotes mixed-use projects, has been increased.