Final Presentation Project Space Rethinking Felberstrasse

Wed 14.08.2013, Daily 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM, Wednesdays until 09:00 PM

Final Presentation Project Space Rethinking Felberstrasse

The final presentation of the workshop results “Rethinking Felberstrasse” will take place in the Alte Halle of Architekturzentrum Wien on Wednesday, the 14th of August at 6:00 pm.

Participant teams:

heri & salli (AT)
Margot-Duclot architectes associes (FR)
Grupo Aranea (ES)

Guest critics:

DI Christiane Demcisin MA21
DI Eckart Herrmann MA21
DI Stephanie Silber ÖBB
DI Alexander Gluttig ÖBB
DI Daniel Dutkowski Gebietsbetreuung
DI Christiane Klerings Gebietsbetreuung
and others to be confirmed

Project site

The affordable living at Felberstraße/Vienna is the main topic of the eight day wonderlab-workshop. Felberstraße is an inner-city void and city fringe, located in the 15th district of Vienna. This 1,5km long artery is one of the main roads connecting the western districts with the city center. The street is home to various residential houses and a few hotels located on the eastern end of the street, along the northern side. The other side hosts the railway tracks, a flophouse, a multi-story car park, and ‘Westbahnhof’, a train station with an integrated shopping mall, restaurants, offices and a budget hotel. In walking distance to the Felberstraße stripe, more shopping possibilities, entertainment opportunities and cultural institutions are situated.Felberstraße has its east end on the Gürtel, Vienna’s substantial city ring road and one of Austria’s busiest roads. Westbahnhof is also an important transportation hub with the following public transportation lines: subways U3 and U6, tramways 5, 6, 9, 18, 52, 58, the Airport shuttle and taxi stations.
The street and its close surrounding is a constant topic of controversial discussions about urbanity. In the context of the current developments of the railways and its central location within the district, this stripe could serve as a key area for an urbanistic change.

This project Space workshop is a cooperation of wonderland, ÖBB Immobilien and City of Vienna MA21 and it supported by bmukk, Arch+ing, Botschaft des Königsreichs der Niederlande.