Nonntal—Dr.-Franz-Rehrl-Platz

Keywords: a place for education and culture / the connection with the historic town center / downtown and ist peripheries

The southern part of the city is quite privileged. Greenery dominates this neighborhood more than in the northern part of the city, with its denser structure. Residential space here is significantly more expensive than in the rest of the city. In recent decades, key institutions of higher education have been established here: the university of Salzburg’s science campus in Freisaal in 1986 and the humanities campus in 2012. Together with other cultural institutions like the theater and ARGEkultur, Nonntal has been given an entirely new feel. The question of how this transformation at this suture between the world heritage city and the natural surroundings (at the axis of Hellbrunner Allee/Schloss Hellbrunn) could culminate in a convincing overall strategy was the point of departure for this process.

As a response to the subject, “between memory and contemporaneity” and the exhibition Anti:modern, 2016 at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, the students taught by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were challenged to explore the possibilities of a contemporary baroque. The existing southern bus terminal is assigned great importance in terms of planning the area, for it represents a gateway to the city for arriving tourists and a space of arrival in the city structure.

Photos: Günter Richard Wett