Field Trip 1: Danube Landscapes
A walking tour through Vienna’s most ambitious landscape projects of the late 20th century: Donaupark, a new urban park realized on a former landfill for an international garden show in 1964, and Donauinsel, a a 21 kilometer long artificial island and flood control project of the 1970s and 1980s with enormous relevance for urban recreation and nature. Both landscape projects have gained increased importance since the 1990s due to large-scale urban development nearby.
Tour guides: Dagmar Grimm-Pretner and Ulrike Krippner, Landscape Architects, BOKU Vienna.
Field Trip 2: To the End of a Workers' District
A diagonal walk through the district of Favoriten, from the dense quarters of Gründerzeit to the recent inner city expansion areas. Favoriten is a traditional worker’s district, containing some icons of the Red Vienna-era (1920s and 1930s) such as an Art-Déco indoor swimming pool, a typical Vienna food market, streetscapes, neighbourhood squares and one of the largest inner city expansion areas of the 2010s: Sonnwendviertel. The tour will explain the city’s open space policies on the basis of contested as well as highly praised projects.
Tour guide: Hannes Gröblacher, Landscape Architect, Artist.