Die Grüne Alternative

In 2012, Acoton Real State Company organized a competition which slogan was "Der Andreas-Hofer-Platz ist kein Platz" (‘Andreas-Hofer Platz is not a square’). The historical site in Vienna city center was bought by Acoton to Shell AG in 2008 for 12,5 M€. The brief of the competition was to build 13.500sqm (the maximum possible area according to law regulation) including commercial stores, offices, restaurants and housing. At that time the budget for the whole operation was 50M€. The winner project was designed by Atelier Thomas Pucher.

Four years have passed since the competition. The status of the square is still undefined and unclear. In order to discuss the future of this historical site, Haus der Architektur (HDA) and ISSSresearchinvited Chilean practice Plan Común to think in an alternative transformation of the plot.


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