Hundertundein Feld


Tina Wintersteiger

Potentiale des stadtnahen Gemüsebaus in Simmering

The project “Hundertundein Feld“ (“Hundred and One Field“) deals with urban agricultural production at the outskirts of the city of Vienna, in the district of Simmering. The project encompasses the design of an agricultural building on a plot adjacent to Simmeringer Haide (Simmering Heath) as well as an extensive research into the systems of food supply and distribution, and waste disposal in Vienna.

The analysis shows the interrelations and interdependencies of production, distribution, consumption and disposal of food in general, as well as that of fresh vegetables in the context of Vienna specifically. The situation of the Austrian food market being such, that it advantages intensive and highly specialized, anonymous agricultural production, at the cost of human beings and nature. The ideas, programs and goals for the design project were based on this research.

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Hundertundein Feld


Tina Wintersteiger

Considering questions of distribution, the project sketches the transformation of a horticultural farm into a community-run operation based on the principle of solidarity. It proposes new forms of organization that aim to realize a socially just, and ecologically attentive agricultural production. Through the cooperation between producers and consumers, processes of growing, harvesting, storing and distribution can be restructured, bringing ecological and social improvements to the food cycle. On Kaiserebersdorfer Straße 101, an unusual building typology is being proposed for the urban agricultural context of Simmeringer Haide: a horticultural farm able to provide a broad range of organically produced vegetables for a group of about 100 members throughout the whole year.

 

Advisor: Stefan Gruber