competition: joint winners (2nd prize)
location: Linz, Austria
The prize winning proposal titled ‘Pit stop: connected’ is a multi-functional urban design scheme drawing on resources of both, the local and the regional. Located in the Neue Welt (‘new world’) area, a seemingly non-distinct and transitional zone south of the city centre of Linz, it acts as an anchor point for public life, amenities, transport and services. ‘Pit stop: connected’ aims to link the city’s mobility requirements with the need to provide a high quality urban environment for local users and residents.
Our notion of the existing site condition as ‘archipelago’ rather than as an island helped us to address key issues of the project: topography, mobility and local user. A place where residents, students and commuters meet and intermingle, do their shopping, have a break and feel at home.