How can the centrifugal element of the location be developed into a magical centre?
Above the underground roundabout of the A23 motorway, in the south of Vienna, a city quarter is to be built. The hitherto peripheral traffic junction of the roundabout is moving into the centre through the construction of a subway station: above the underground infrastructure, a development is to be planned which will combine large multi-storey car parks, the ASFINAG headquarters, further office space and special forms of housing to form a coherent urban quarter as a local sub-centre.
The concept of the open spaces is based on an open space trajectory, which develops spirally from the city level to the park crown and runs through and organises the entire project in three dimensions. This landscape spiral embodies the urban paradigm of the 21st century for which the entire project stands: the productive interconnection of urbanity, infrastructure and open space. The open space acts as a panoramic connecting element (the panoramic promenade), ecological “machine” (micro air-conditioning, water filters, energy plantation) and atmospheric location.