Nobility and Pragmatism

architects NMPB Architekten / Saša Bradić, Manfred Nekrer, Herbert Pohl
project Faculties of Computer Science and Social Sciences of Vienna University, Vienna, Austria
written by Jan Tabor


The junction of Währingerstrasse and Bolzmangasse is a good place for good architecture. Probably a leftover from the end of World War II, this empty plot is one of the last undeveloped areas in the urban nucleus of Vienna. Many people colloquially call such areas greenswards while experienced urban planners, also slightly derogatorily, refer to them as ‘permanently vacant plots’. Such plots inspire the imagination of people with modern sensibilities.