Competition of ideas

Tribünen +2

Title of the Competition of ideas:

Tribünen +2

Type of procedure:

This is an international, open, single-level competition of ideas to obtain architectural design ideas.


In the course of extending the U2 underground line, the urban development in the area between Praterstern and Stadion, and subsequently up to Donaustadtbrücke, was pushed forward by the City of Vienna and various investors. An essential part of this new inner-city development axis is the area between the new Wiener Messegelände [Vienna Exhibition Centre] and the Praterstadion as well as between the underground stations U2 Krieau and U2 Stadion. A characteristic of this development axis is the linking of locations that have a high level of footfall (Volksprater, Messe Wien, Campus WU, Krieau, Praterstadion, Waterfront, Marinacity) due to the use of the U2 underground line.

The successful VIERTEL ZWEI [District Two] between Messe Wien and Praterstadion will be expanded over the next few years. Until now there has been unused fallow area next to the grandstands, whereas the creation of the University of Economics on the other side has resulted in a lively university campus. This inner-city potential will now be used to create a new attractive and colourful city district, the VIERTEL ZWEI Plus [District Two Plus], in the Leopoldstadt district. The intention is to create a lively district for living and working, as a logical expansion of the successful office and working quarters, VIERTEL ZWEI: a district for students, families, creative minds, children and people to live in, who would like to enjoy the flair of one of the most beautiful areas of Vienna. This means that he successful urban expansion with VIERTEL ZWEI Plus will be continued in Leopoldstadt in Vienna.

The race track, which is rich in tradition and grandstands 2 + 3 of which are currently unused, is also part of this development area. These grandstands are therefore an essential part of the development of the newly expanded VIERTEL ZWEI . The Wiener Trabrennverein [Trabrenn Association] plays a part in defining the identity of the entire district with its tradition-rich railway.

Assignment of tasks:

The grandstands of the Wiener Trabrennbahnverein are unique architectural constructions from the 1910s. The position, environment and the special architecture of the grandstands introduce us, as developers, to an exciting and demanding task of filling the grandstands with new life and making it come alive again. A monument can only reach its full potential if it is in use. This unique monument must be conserved in the long-run through modern redesign and development.

A utilisation concept for grandstands 2 + 3, which are both listed, must be prepared by the participants in the competition of ideas. In the course of a cooperative urban development procedure, a foundation for a rededication of the project areas has been negotiated. A combined residential and office use has been designed for this area as well as for the two grandstands.

In order to be able ensure a recovery and re-utilisation of the grandstand while in a dialogue with politicians and the Bundesdenkmalamt, additional areas to the north and south of grandstands 2 + 3 were made available which can be consulted for planning, as upstream areas for the design of a residential and/or office use with an urban style. In the cooperative urban development procedure, a suitable gross building area of 3000 m² was defined for the use of both grandstands. On the condition that the monument is also made accessible to the public, it is necessary to use at least 50% of the ground floor zone for public use, e.g. training, sports, games or co-working studios.


The following are eligible:
  • Students from the areas of art, architecture, construction engineering, regional planning, graphic design or similar
  • Graduates of the aforementioned fields, architects and planners or similar
  • Artists, designers, painters, sculptors, stage designer or similar

Selection committee prizes:

2nd Place: 1,500 euros
3rd Place: 1,000 euros
4th - 7th Place: Recognition award each 500 euros


Start of the competition of ideas 23.04.2014
Inspecting the grandstands (first appointment) 16.05.2014, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
End of the notification deadline 20.06.2014
Inspecting the grandstands (second appointment) 23.06.2014, 02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Deadline for written questions 30.06.2014, 12:00 pm
Answering the questions 16.07.2014, 12:00 pm
Period of submission 14.07.2014 - 15.08.2014, 12:00 pm
Deadline 15.08.2014, 12:00 pm
Selection committee session 22.10.2014
Announcement of the winners 07.11.2014

Awarding authority and contact person:

IC Projektentwicklung GmbHContact person: Mariana Ristic, BSc
Stella-Klein-Löw-Weg 8Phone: +43 1 217 12 1818
1020 WienE-Mail:

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