Robert Hochner Park

Robert Hochner Park lies in the area where the first slaughterhouse of Vienna was located from 1848 to the 1970s. The landscape architect DI Karl Grimm designed the park including the history of this place. The planning and construction of the park were co-financed  by the European Union. <div><br></div><div>The park is named after the ORF journalist Robert Hochner, who died in 2001.</div>

  • Area : 0,32
  • GPS X : 16.403467299999990000
  • GPS Y : 48.187662499999990000
  • Implementation end : 2009
  • Context : Robert-Hochner-Park is located in St. Marx in the center of Vienna. The park lies in a development area (Neu Erdberg - Simmering), which is characterized by old factory and trade structures as well as flagship projects. He is located therefore between old and new building structures, such as the striking high-rise buildings of the T-Mobile Center, the generalized cattle hall or Marx hall or the factory buildings Solaris, Marxbox and the biotechnology cluster Bohrgasse. The area is surrounded by the streets 'Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse', 'Marianne-Hainisch-Gasse' and 'Karl-Farkas-Gasse'. 
  • Website : http://
  • Project Status : Completed Project
  • Ownership : Public
  • Accessibility : Unrestricted areas
  • Notes : You can find the bus line 80A on the  street 'Marianne-Hainisch-Gasse' (station 'Neu Marx').

    The park is also close to the St. Marx train station on 'Landstraßer Hauptstraße' and 'Rennweg', therefore the park can be easily reached with public transports (by tram 18 and 71, bus 74A, undergroundline U3 and train).
  • Brief Description : The identity of the park was developed from the history of the location.
    Blood is the connecting element between the former city slaughterhouse
    and the present biotech location, a bridge between history and the
    future. Oval and figure-of-eight raised plant beds represent red
    blood corpuscles. They are embedded in an organic system of paths,
    inspired by networks of veins. The orientation of the beds, which are
    both framed and planted in red, indicates that the district is flowing towards the city centre and creates a subtle subdivision of the space.
    Serpentine arches for climbing plants are also inspired by the form of
    blood vessels (Lička, Grimm, 2015,
  • Designer : Karl Grimm Landschaftsarchitekten