Urbanism

Center of Excellence, WKO 




Type:
Open Competition, 2nd Prize 

Year:
2018

Location:
Graz, Austria

Architecture:
Dietger Wissounig Architekten ZT
The transformation of the traffic-dominated WKO site into an open and accessible campus is based on the existing qualities of the site and its vicinity. A main boulevard with gardens forms the new backbone and emphasizes a new quality of the open space. Here people can meet, relax, and connect with others. The volumes of the new building will be transparent and permeable and represent the institution along the Grabenstraße to a wider public.






















Urbanism

Natural City Parauapebas




Type:
Strategic Masterplan, Urban Design

Year:
2014

Location:
Parauapebas, Brazil

Team:
Andreas Boden & Fernanda Tellez Velasco
The city of Parauapebas has the highest growth rate in Brazil. Every year, about 30,000 people move to the city from the countryside, attracted by the economic boom developed around the iron ore mine.
This enormous growth results in the implementation of large scale social housing programs with two main concerns: to build fast and for many people. The MAS program conceptualized a strategic masterplan for the city in close collaboration with the Vale Foundation and the municipality of Parauapebas. Based on the strategic aspects of the masterplan, alternative housing typologies and exemplar plans for neighbourhoods were developed.







Carajas mine



Existing Minha Casa Minha Vida Housing



Modified prototype enables further growth while keeping interior space



Proposed Prototype



studio boden 2019