atelier WEST68 -

year: WS 2015/16
department: spatial and sustainable design, technical university vienna
website: raumgestaltung.tuwien.ac.at

The design for the rehabilitation and extension of Ostpassage allows new out paths and offers the customers of Wiener Linien a clear control system. By partially replacing existing walls by pillars, new transition zones are created. Furthermore, the passage is opened to Karlsplatz and gets a new facade. The floor plan offers through spatial extensions new uses such as for " Kunst im öffentlichen Raum" and a new special exhibition space for the Künstlerhaus. The existing café opens out to the park by generous glazing.