RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 -

text project list
description public park facility, open competition, award
category Public
location Vienna, Austria
built area 850 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos, Flavian Lekkas, Mladen Stamenic

client City of Vienna, MA 19
design year 2009
completion year

The Rathauspark is an important green space of the historical city centre of Vienna and under UNESCO protection. The proposed shed for the municipal gardeners is on the one hand a built urban infrastructure -in Otto Wagner’s sense- and on the other, an integral part of the urban landscape.

The programmatic and spatial requirements of the competition brief led us to the organization of the building with pragmatic yet opposing criteria: light-dark, warm-cool, outside-inside, open-closed. Natural metaphors like ‘trunk and crown’, ‘core and envelope’ define and characterize the proposed building which aspires to be part of the surrounding landscape and tries to avoid an architectural dependency to the urban context of the Ringstrasse.

The devised open and layered arrangement permits a flexible and simple use of the building. The outdoor maintenance area, circumscribed by a hedge, is the first layer of the compound as well as the public access to the building. From the outside to the inside, the workspace and equipment storage forms the first layer, flexibly separated from the outdoor maintenance area through a translucent foldable wall. The compact second zone, flooded with natural light, accommodates all the ‘private’ uses i.e. offices, kitchen, washrooms, storage. The atrium in the buildings’ core -a retreat area for the gardeners- opens to the sky and city through a generous skylight. Through the atrium one has access to the changing and wash rooms below.

The building’s sustainable constructional and organizational approach respects the urban ecology aiming at becoming an integral part of this important urban space.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
RESIDENCE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2013 Residential Athens Greece
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece