for KAV Vienna / Pflegewohnhaus Donaustadt
In 2012 mischer'traxler studio and Martin Robitsch were approached by the curators of Liquid Frontiers to develop a project for the inner courtyards of a residential care facility for the elderly in Vienna.
The landscape design for the ground-level of the yard was already planned with a fern garden. Due to the immobility of some residents and the fact that the yard is not accessible, the designers decided to bring the elements of the ground floor up to the people.
In steady motion and balanced choreography, twenty ferns slowly pass the windows of the communal rooms and fill the yards with contemplating movement. The ferns arrange automatically in various patterns and formations allowing to see different arrangements throughout the day.
a project by: mischer'traxler studio and Martin Robitsch
curated by: Liquid Frontiers
concept phase: 2012
construction flying gardens: Indat
architects: DMAA architects
client: KAV Vienna / Pflegewohnhaus Donaustadt
landscape architecture: Rajek & Barosch
material: 20 hand made artificial ferns, motors, stainless steel, controling unit, ...
dimension: 15 meter x 12meter x 20meters (6 storeys)