Josefstädter Straße 74, 1080 Vienna
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Paasdorf - first prize
Paasdorf is a small "street village" in Lower Austria. The design attempts to bring together synergetically two formative components: everyday (local population) and attention (visitors). According to needs that change considerably (both during the day and during the different seasons) the square alters its appearance depending on how it is being used. Village square and car park are not separated into mono-functional zones but blend together to create a unity that can be read and used in a variety of ways. The bus stop – the Wolkon – functions as a landmark and information compass. It is a kind of "stage" both for everyday life and for special events.