Kingergarten SolarCity, Linz

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The kindergarten solarCity is ground-breaking with respect to energy management techniques. The building was constructed as a passive house.

We have built the

  • NATURAL – using timber as material for the construction and the furniture
  • SUSTAINABLE – using renewable construction materials
  • ECOLOGICAL – operated with renewable energy
  • AESTHETICAL – assigned after an architectural competition
  • DIDACTIC – posing as an example for the next generation

Solar collectors: 130 m² air collectors (tract 1) and 130 m² water collectors (tract 2)
Photovoltaic system: 150 m² photovoltaic arrays cover half of the electric power consumption
Stone storage: tract 1: 140t gravel as heat storage
Buffer storage: tract 2: 32.000l water as heat storage



GWG, Gemeinnützige Wohnungsgesellschaft der Stadt Linz GmbH, Linz


Neufelderstraße 125, 4030 Linz/Pichling, Austria

Building task

new building kindergarten with 12 groups

Construction costs

€ 5,10 Mio.


3.250 m² GFA
2.580 m² FA

Construction period

2002 - 2007

Scope of services

architectural planning, tendering (partially)


schimek ZT gmbh

4020 linz, austria, europe
herrenstraße 2

P: + 43.732.736001
F: + 43.732.736001.15


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