Nordbanhof proposal, Viena
1991 Jaume Bach with Gabriel Mora
 
address
Nordbanhof area
Viena
Austria
client
Viena council
contractor
Robert Brufau i Associats (structure).
description
The proposal for the urbanisation of the site of the Nordbanhof, formerly the goods depot which supplied coal to the city of Vienna, between the Prater and the Danube, was drawn up at the request of the city council.
In the context of the demonstration of a virtual displacement of the central nucleus of Vienna –the part lying inside the Ring- towards the Danube along Lasallestrasse in the direction of the Expo, the scheme proposed in the first place the permeability of the Josephhof. By reducing the width of the railway line in such a way as to gain the necessary height to cross this, and freeing land on either side, it puts a halt to the degradation of the Nordbanhofstrasse facade.