The project is the architectural manifestation of a research center and educational platform for specific biotopes found in the bay next to cape Sekirn on the Campus of the Viennese choir boys.
The lake shore of the Wörthersee is characterized by the complex interplay of species, including reed, endangered fish and clams, as well as amphibia and birds. The Burgundy chlorella, a type of algae responsible for the Wörthersee’s extraordinary color, and the high-density fog that is typically seen during the winter months are particularly noteworthy. The aim of this project is to closely observe and interact with nature and apply these insights to the design. This was achieved through extensive on-site research to learn from and to protect the fascinating local species mentioned above. This knowledge is intended to be shared through exhibitions to educate visitors about the Wörthersee’s ecosystems and to be used for experiments on how to apply the resources of the bioregion for new designs in a sustainable manner. Accordingly, utilizing renewables and restoring diversity are key features of this project. Regarding Nanotourism, the goal is to create an interdisciplinary platform for thinking, learning, making and designing for everyone interested in developing local solutions for the Wörthersee’s rich natural heritage.