Wiener Internationale Gartenschau 74

AIPH Vienna 1974

The hill on the site of the WIG '74
BIE-class Horticultural exposition
Name Wiener Internationale Gartenschau 74
Visitors 2.6 million
Country Austria
City Vienna
Venue Kurpark Oberlaa
Awarded 1969
Horticultural expositions
Previous IGA 73 in Hamburg
Next Floralies Internationales de Montréal in Montreal
Specialized expositions
Previous Expo '71 in Budapest
Next Expo '75 in Okinawa
Universal expositions
Previous Expo '70 in Osaka
Next Seville Expo '92 in Seville
Specialized Expo '74

The Wiener Internationale Gartenschau 74 (English: Vienna International Garden Show 74), often shortened to WIG 74, was a garden festival held Vienna, Austria. The exposition was the second AIPH-organized world horticultural exposition held in Vienna, and was recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions. The plans for the exposition were in development since shortly after the closing of the WIG 64 held a decade earlier. After the success of the 1964 exposition, the council was urged to re-organize a horticultural exhibition. An area on the south side of town that had once served as a recording field for silent films was ideally suited to create a large park. In 1969, architect Erich Hanke won an international design competition. He then formed several working groups of landscape architects from various countries, who made different designs for parts of the site. The best designs were incorporated into the grounds. A monorail was built to transport the visitors, but was eventually scrapped due to lack of success.

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Coordinates: 48°08′49″N 16°24′10″E / 48.1469°N 16.4028°E / 48.1469; 16.4028

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