Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad

The Westbahnhof train station for Vienna proposal by Shahira Hammad, one that would either modify or replace the existing Westbahnhof train station.

Images credit: Shahira Hammad



Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (9)

Shahira Hammad:

“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.”
Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (8)

“This is not disorder in the common sense, although it could have this appearance.



It is, evidently, a reaction against excessive rationalism and rationalizations. Yes, it is excessive, but essentially it tries nothing else but to bring the complexities present in Nature into the urban fabric.

In a way my “project” is not really a “project,” since I let what I envisioned come into being “naturally,” almost by itself, expressing not only outer realities, but also inner ones.”

Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (7)

Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (6)



Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (5)

Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (4)

Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (3)

Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (1)

Westbahnhof train station by Shahira Hammad (2)

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