Gabriel Roland
Auböck + Kárász

Programme Partners



bellaflora, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, Auböck + Kárász


The former Sophienspital, comprising an eclectic mixture of structures, will not only serve as the Festival Headquarters of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2018, it also surrounds one of the largest green spaces in Vienna’s 7th district. This inner-city lung, which is being opened to the public at large for the first time ever, provides a place to examine the overlap of flora and design. While the courtyard’s old trees can continue to stand for themselves in a dignified way, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, in cooperation with the renowned landscapers Maria Auböck and Janos Kárász as well as with the support of bellaflora, will plant sprouts strategically in the interior and on the roof terrace.