In November 2016, the jury of the competition selected PRINZpod’s project as winner by a majority of votes.
Statement of the jury:
PRINZpod’s design poignantly represents the atrocities perpetrated at the Aspang Railway Station, the deportation of 47,035 Jews from all over Austria into the unknown and death, in an abstracted and yet very direct manner. It is clearly readable and not only defines the location but also refers to the given context and the extant memorial stone. Its reduced character, which not only concerns the material, ensures an unequivocal access to the relevant contents and arouses powerful emotions. “Speechless in the face of the extent of the deportations from the Aspang Railway Station and the meticulousness with which they were carried out” (PRINZpod), the artists succeeded in finding a three-dimensional symbol that captures the horror of being deported—a journey into nothingness.
Leon-Zelman-Park, 1030 Vienna
Artistic design proposals for a memorial entitled “Aspang Railway Station Memorial, Place of the Victims of Deportation, Vienna”
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH
Miroslaw Balka (PL), Christian Boltanski (FR), Christian Philipp Müller (CH), PRINZpod (AT), Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock (DE)
Anna Artaker, artist
Berthold Ecker, Head of the Fine Arts Section of the City of Vienna’s Municipal Department 7 for Cultural Affairs
Marie-Therese Harnoncourt, architect next ENTERprise – Architects ZT GmbH and KÖR jury member
Karl Hawliczek, Municipal Department 42 for Parks and Gardens
Éva Kovács, historian Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)
Hubert Lobnig, artist
Cordula Loidl-Reisch, landscape architect TU Berlin
Milli Segal, curator, repr. Leo Luster, contemporary witness
Ursula Schwarz, Municipal Department 7 for Cultural Affairs
Rudolf Zabrana, Deputy Head of the Municipal Office of the 3rd district
Preliminary technical examination
Monika Trimmel, werkraum wien ingenieure zt gmbh
Brigitte Prinzgau, *1955, lives and works in Vienna.
Wolfgang Podgorschek, *1942, lives and works in Vienna.