The Prosperity of a Non-Efficient Neighbourhood
Villach (AT) – Special Mention
Team Representative: Maximilian Klammer (AT) – Architect; Associates: Silvester Kreil (AT), Christopher Gruber (AT), Simon Hirtz (AT), Jakob Jakubowski (AT) – Students in Architecture;
Contributor: Stepan Nesterenko (AT) – Student in Architecture
"In our proposal, we incorporate a transition from a functional mix to an urban emptiness, from dense city to wilderness. This architecturally driven shift and its resulting spatial configurations are considered to create our third space - a continuous public landscape functioning as the resilient component of our new city-quarter and our narrative for the desired future of Villach’s Westbahnhof area. It is a generative development, where we as architects think about adaptability and possible transformations already in the earliest stages of the design phase. These ideas are enhanced by the creation of a catalogue of new typologies of structural and architectural elements with the potential to be developed, modified and re-conceptualised over time."