Is it outrageous or rather self-evident that the everyday life of a historically grown city should be given the chance to live the public space at the interface of the world and the place in new ways?
Copa Cagrana is the name given to the “food and drinks strip”, which has so far shaped the banks of the Danube at the foot of Vienna’s Donau City. After years of litigation with final eviction, an international competition for the redesign of the shore zone was put out to tender, which continues to provide for intensive gastronomic use oriented towards the water. Crosswise to this orientation, cycle paths and footpaths and their connection to the regional public transport network must be integrated into the design. An additional challenge is the handling of water levels up to flood situations.
Contextual tabula rasa—urban beach: radical revitalization A place dedicated to the future creates context by reinventing itself. The aim is always to maximise potential: the intersection of two mythical spaces—urban noblesse of the city and laissez faire of beach life—bring a new possibility into the centre of the city: today’s utopian-looking city beach. It is the logical genius loci of the project. Its context is based on radical spatial renewal.