University of Applied Arts Vienna, Studio Greg Lynn
critic: Greg LYNN.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Lisa WOLF: The project is an aerial transportation hub that pulls functions across multi-leveled loops over the city and connecting to the fine grain urban fabric.
This new civic building features an interwoven three-dimensional streetscape that is blending interior with exterior and provides framed views to the city beyond. The project is situated on the edge between two cities in Bolivia: La Paz and El Alto. The cities have a height difference of 500 meters and were poorly connected, so cable cars were implemented to improve public transport. The project is a transportation node that connects the two cities and is interweaving the aerial transport with the transport on the ground.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
LW: An intense but beautiful journey through South America; my friends and colleagues, Greg Lynn, and the team of his studio.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?:
LW: Reading Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles, Landscapes and Geomorphology. Listening to Bilderbuch, Cher Monsieur, and Miles Davis.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?:
LW: Eichinger Offices, Mir, and Snøhetta.
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