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A Collage of Vintage and Charm

A magic dwells in each beginning. A retirement home at the Prater was converted to a temporary hybrid hotel project for tourists and juvenile asylum seekers. The social experiment is reflected in the garden design: The charm from the sixties - featuring white cedar and wisteria - was expanded only selectively. The new pergola and the terrace with round grass beds bring even more vintage spirit into the garden.


Function: Garden Design, Hotel
Client: Social Business der Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien
Restoration Building: AllesWirdGut, Vienna
Garden Realisation: Kainersdorfer
Start of Construction: Autumn 2014
Completion: February 2015

Awards and Publications

Der Standard, 13.02.2015; Deutsche Bauzeitung, 21.08.2015; Garten+ Landschaft, 02/2016 - all in German

Staatspreis Design 2015 (Category Spacial Design), 
Hans Sauer Preis 2016 (Category Social Innovation), 
Polis Award 2016 - Nomination (Category Public Engagement);

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