The existing Vienna Westbahnhof train station lays in the end point of the Mariahilferstreet which is the shopping axis of Vienna. The “gürtel” which is a green band cuts the street and creates a undefined corridor.The neighbor on two sides; the Bahnhof City contains a lot of closed space with shopping, offices and a hotel.

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Mariahilfer street begins with a public space: Former court stables Museumsquartier, now a big colle ction of museums different kinds. The project aims to convert the whole station simeltanously to a semi open public space by manipulating the ground which was derived from the site. The architecture is in sides and above; trying to mark the end of the street with a similar element like the beginning.

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The morphlogical language which was developed during a one year period was used in a series of repetition and mutation in similar scales that lay in a warped grid and in a such array in section so that the Lazarus church becomes a focal point for a visual relationship.

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Thesis project

Universitaet für Angewandte Kunst Wien

Urban Strategies postgraduate program

Excessive III

Hernan Diaz Alonso (head professor)

Jose Carlos Lopez Cervantes (asistant professor)

Tyler Bornstein (teaching assistant)

Special thanks to studio’s previous assistant professor Steven Ma.

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