University of Applied Arts Vienna, Excessive postgraduate studio
critic: hernan DIAZ ALONSO
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
shahira HAMMAD: This project represents my thesis for the “Excessive” postgraduate program at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, 2012. We were asked to envision a new train station for Vienna, one that would either modify or replace the existing Westbahnhof train station. I chose to keep the existing building, but to contaminate it with structures that would express a complexity that now is missing. My intervention was inspired both from Nature and Culture, and beyond its polemical characteristics it does intend to bring back what in science is called: Spontaneous Order.