Fill the gap
Situation West Railway Station, Villach, Carinthie, Autriche
Échelles de projet L/S - urbain + architecture / architecture + contexte
Famille de site CRÉER DES PROXIMITÉS - Tiers espace Entre
Phase post concours Concept urbain stratégique comme base pour de futures étapes de développement
How Can the Site Contribute to the Productive City?
Two things are vital in order to understand the importance of the E15 site. First, its position within the city-structure: Graz consists of a beautiful old town surrounded by residential districts with industrial areas on the outskirts. However, there is one part of town wedged across these different zones. Defined as a productive strip, it bears the exceptional potential to bring innovative forms of production right into the middle of Graz.
The second crucial parameter is the development of a hydropower station – part of the “Smart City” strategy – within close proximity. This project will regenerate the entire area bringing the river back to city level. The E15 site sits enticingly within a unique testbed for new ideas, ready to surface.