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Waterfront Study

This┬ástudy began by measuring and drawing cross sections of the Danube shoreline, an edge form which varies greatly over 14 kilometres. This method of reading the artificial levee embankment through a sectional and topographic survey lead to a recording of the existing state of conditions and a classification of the ground and layered features. This work along with drawing plans and photo documentation helped us identify the potential of the “right” shoreline of the Danube stretching through Vienna. Some of the questions at the start of the study asked how to create more access from river park to city and how to update the riverfront park for new demands of leisure, tourism and everyday park use. This study uses an “acupunctural” method to highlight the potentials on the riverfront at different points and suggests scenarios that relate to its immediate context and topography. The diagrams and images are not to be understood as designs, rather they are a basis for discussion about the real, sustainable potentials of the Vienna riverfront. This study was a direct commision from the city of Vienna and was a contribution and collaboration with landscape architect Karin Standler.Final Layout_topography3 Final Layout_topography
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