architect Radovan Tajder
project The P4 Multi-Storey Garage at Vienna's Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria
written by Nikola Polak


Although utterly motivated by functionality, the insertion of spiral cylinders in the prismatic volume is pretty conspicuous. Closed within the container, such interpenetration of different shapes would produce useless leftovers that would require poche, that is, a less sincere and straightforward interplay of volumes. Needless to say, this is not the subject of this architecture. The sincerity of Tajder’s gesture, however, is even more motivated by the urge to have all four facades different.


Furthermore, the series of shining prismatic openings saves the ramps from being mere tunnels and turns them into pleasantly lighted spaces.