As the final stop on the important and soon-to-be longest subway line in Vienna, the U2 Seestadt subway station has a special significance. As an entry into the city it symbolizes a modern, contemporary town gate in this urban development area. Here, a new part of Vienna is emerging that is marked by the urbanity and modernity of a metropolis immediately combined with the tranquility and life quality of rural lake landscapes. The goal of the discursive procedure Invited Discursive Procedure to an Artistic Contribution as Part of the Design of the Forecourt of the U2 Seestadt Subway Station with regard to the Seestadt U2 station is an artistic contribution as part of the design of the front area to the west of the final station. It is intended to be a meeting point and hub of the Seestadt and is to be seen as a connecting element between the subway trains that come and go every few minutes and the surrounding living, shopping, working and studying city. The artistic design is intended to make the place both a new, identity-founding symbol of Seestadt as well as an aid to orientation and recognised feature of the location.
The competition was initiated by Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH in collaboration with the WIENER LINIEN in July 2013 and tendered in April 2014. The jury of the discursive procedure unanimously agreed to select the project "Die Zukunft der Vision" by Krüger & Pardeller as the winning project.
Forecourt of the U2 Seestadt Subway Station, 1220 Vienna
Invited Discursive Procedure to an Artistic Contribution as Part of the Design of the Forecourt of the U2 Seestadt Subway Station, 1220 Wien
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH in cooperation with WIENER LINIEN
Steinbrener / Dempf (Christoph Steinbrener and Rainer Dempf), Krüger & Pardeller (Doris Kruger and Walter Pardeller), Gabriel Kuri, Luca Trevisani
Berthold Ecker, Head of the Fine Arts Section of the City of Vienna’s Municipal Department 7 for Cultural Affairs
Silvia Eiblmayr, art historian and curator
Bernhard Engleder, Municipal Department 28 for Road Management and Construction
Carl Fingerhuth, architect, councilor of the Wien 3420 Aspern development AG
Gerhard Moßburger, architect Moßburger ZT GesmbH
Nobert Scheed, Head of the Municipal Office of the 22nd district
GünterSteinbauer, CEO,WIENER LINIEN
Esther Stocker, artist
Martina Taig, head of jury, Managing Director, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH
Coordination of the competition
Preliminary technical examination
Monika Trimmel, werkraum wien ingenieure zt gmbh
Winners of the competition
Krüger & Pardeller
Doris Krüger, *1974 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna.
Walter Pardeller, *1962 in Bozen, lives and works in Vienna.