The development is understood as a complete system, flooded with generous green spaces, along both the north and south facades of Prenstrasse. The crossing of the road from south to north is imagined as permeable, where the northern bar is shaped by the influence of noise pollution from Südring. The placement of the outdoor spaces in the north tie into the established southern datum. The garden becomes the identity of the project, wherein the garden is reimaged as a garden facade.
In their executed form, these vertically-oriented garden facades feature delicate designs consisting of cables, which frame transparent areas, and green, planted panels mounted in denser areas. The balconies are imagined as deep green mats, featuring gardens on the upper levels. The green facades provide advantages over traditional facade configurations in the areas of insulation, microclimate creation, air quality and noise absorption. The remaining walls are left bare, unadorned and minimal compared to the opposing lush green dress.
Kathrin Aste, Frank Ludin, Marc Ihle, Alexander Mühlauer