parkPlatz - Urban Garden.


It is a paradox: the increasing housing density in Vienna's city center simultaneously leads to the desolation of its street space. Roof extensions demand more parking ground, consequently, garage doors replace shops and other ground level program and change the street’s environment: Streets for cars.

The project aims to correct the damage that has been done. A simple construction-kit enables the community to bridge the parking gateways and create a realm of green in contrast to the asphalt desert: green pergolas which enhance the microclimate of small streets. (design: Christoph Wassmann)

Christoph Wassmann