MQ Summer stage
Vienna, Austria, 2023
Design Consultant: Xavier Madden
Landscape: D/D Landschaftsplanung
Fabricators: werkstudio PERCO
The MQ Summer Stage is a green, public-friendly stage nestled within the heart of Vienna's MQ. This addition to the Museumsquartier merges natural and urban landscapes while also acting as a vital step towards MQ’s climate-conscious future.
Throughout the summer months, locals and visitors alike are invited to unwind in the urban garden and lounge surrounded by tall grass. As the sun sets, the stage comes alive, hosting an array of events such as concerts, artist talks, performances, lectures and discussions.
Designed as a temporary installation, the stage consists of three components constructed from stainless-steel rods that can later be individually relocated within the courtyard. Throughout the summer, resilient plants will gradually envelop the platform, transforming it into a green, urban oasis.