Prague meets Vienna: How to make a city

Transforming an abandoned, dilapidated industrial area into a vibrant urban neighborhood. That is the story of Atzgersdorf in the south of Vienna. The site's development has been going on for more than 20 years and includes a wide range of projects, such as a former coffin factory turned into a cultural center and a supermarket with a school built on the roof. And Atzgersdorf hides many more interesting things. Its story may become an inspiration for similar brownfields in Prague, specifically for the Bubny-Zátory area or Nákladové nádraží Žižkov freight railway station. The architect behind the development Volkmar Pamer, urban planner for Vienna and the author of the book "Atzgersdorf - A Metamorphosis", will be in Prague to present the project. In his lecture, he will describe how the district was transformed while preserving its genius loci.


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