The existing Vienna Westbahnhof subway 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 collection of museums different kinds. The project aims to convert the whole site simeltanously to a open public space by bridging potentialy important points and marking them architecturally.
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The morphlogical language which was developed during a one year period was used in a series of repetition and continuity through important paths that also combines important perspectives in a such array so that the important vistas become more underlined.

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