This proposal targets both the citizens of Linz and the tourists visiting the city, by including a series of cultural and leisure activities that can attract people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The investition is minimal, considering that it mainly involves landscaping and placing the old bridge parts in their new location.
What is the name of your concept?
LINZ 24/7 OUTDOOR CENTER
Which of the three suggested areas are you choosing for your concept? (the Donaulände public park, the port area or the mouth of Traun River)?
LINZER HAFENGELANDES After analizing the proposed locations, and in the context of future harbour developments, the choice of Linzer Hafengelandes site seemed suited for the intention. In order to integrate the site in the cultural and historical routes, the proposal has to become an attraction by itself, so all the proposed activities aim to invite people to spend parts of their days interacting here, connecting this remote part of the city with the dense, central area.
What is the public function of your concept?
The functional concept of the proposal is based on the multitude of activities that can take place in an urban place throughout a normal day of regular people: jogging in the morning, eating lunch during the break, going for picnics, museums or walking the dog in the afternoon, or watching a movie in the evening. The main function of the ensemble is strongly connected to these activities, and all of them as a whole, create a "go to" spot for people all over the city.
How are the parts of the old railway bridge visible in your concept?
The old bridge has been disassembled in the three main parts, that are used to mark different points throughout the routes: two open art galleries, and a viewing point over the Danube. The fencing segments of the old bridge have been transformed into urban furniture pieces used for reading, relaxing, etc.
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The third-party materials used are wood and textile for the urban furniture and perforated metal plates for the sculptures.