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Reinterpretation of the Südtiroler PlatzCompetition winners: Michael Sailstorfer + zwoPK

Reinterpretation of the Südtiroler Platz

With the new Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) near Südtiroler Platz and the development of two new city districts — the Sonnwendviertel as new office quarter, a new district of the size of the 8th with an educational campus, park and residential houses as well as the Quartier Belvedere — the general conditions and perception of Südtiroler
Platz in the area of the 4th district (the area that will directly face the new “North” Central Station) will change. The City of Vienna has thus been planning measures to upgrade and reinterpret the Südtiroler Platz in the course of an Invited Realization Competition Reinterpretation of the Südtiroler Platz. Because of the prominent place, there are also plans to integrate contemporary visual art in an appropriate form and extent. For the city’s spatial field of tension described, measures are being sought that understand the square as a location of encounter and of lingering, in order to make it a “decelerated place” and to help it become a unique, identity-establishing unit. The aim is for integrative,targeted interventions from the fields of landscape planning, architecture and art, which exa- mine the existing conditions and understand the desired design solutions as a common product of the various disciplines. These are intended to take up the potential of the square as well as clarify its role in the urban web.

The project by zwoPK Landschaftsarchitektur Rode Schier Wagner OG and Michael Sailstorfer emerged as winning proposal of a one-stage, invited competition to obtain integrated landscapeplanning and architectural/artistic design suggestions to upgrade and reinterpret the Südtiroler Platz in the area of the 4th municipal district of Vienna.

Location

Südtiroler Platz, 1040 Vienna

Further Information

Competition
Invited Realization Competition Reinterpretation of the Südtiroler Platz, 1040 Vienna

Awarding authority
Stadt Wien - MA19, Architektur und Stadtgestaltung in cooperation with der Kunst im öffentlichen Raum GmbH

Invited teams (artists/ architects and landscape planners)
zwoPK (AT) & Michael Sailstorfer (DE), Auböck + Kárász (AT) & Observatorium (NL), Feld 72 (AT) & Hans Schabus (AT); Alicja Kwade (PL) & Clemens Luser (AT), Kris Martin (BE) & Frederic Vander Laenen (BE), prinzgau / podgorschek (AT) & Gisela Podreka (AT)

Jury
Berthold Ecker, Head of the Fine Arts Section of the City of Vienna’s Municipal Department 7 for Cultural Affairs
Bernhard Engleder, Municipal Department 28 for Road Management and Construction
Lilli Hollein, curator and journalist (2010−2013 member of the KÖR-jury)
Eva Kail, Direction of the Municipal Department – municipal administration area Buildings and Technology (MD-BD – unit Planning)
Richard Kronberger, Municipal Department 19 for Architecture and Urban Design
Renate Lavicka, citizens’ representative
Lilli Licka, head of jury, landscape architect
Leo Plasch, Head of the Municipal Office of the 4th district
Beatrix Rauscher, Advisor at the municipal office of the executive unit Urban Development, Traffic and Transport, Climate Protection
Christoph Steinbrener, artist
Silja Tillner, architect
Makis Warlamis, architect, artist

Organization & Preliminary technical examination
Franz Kuzmich

Competition winners
Michael Sailstorfer
*1979 in Velden / Vils (DE), lives and works in Berlin (DE).
sailstorfer.de

zwoPK Landschaftsarchitektur
founded in 2004. Partner: Philipp Rode, Helge Schier, Christian Wagner
zwopk.at

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Competition

Reinterpretation of the Südtiroler PlatzCompetition winners: Michael Sailstorfer + zwoPK

Time Period

realization planned for 2016/2017

U1 Südtiroler Platz - Hauptbahnhof

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