On the occasion of the exhibition The Vienna Model - Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City opening, architects Bettina Götz and Richard Manahl from the Austrian architectural studio ARTEC and architect and Professor in History and Theory of Architecture Josep Maria Montaner will give an inaugural talk on Thursday 15 July at 5 pm, followed by an open debate with the speakers.
The event aims to both introduce and discuss the Vienna model, as well as to foster exchange and mutual learning (between Vienna and Barcelona) on sustainable and innovative strategies towards affordable housing in urban agglomerations.
The conference will be held in English and followed by the opening of the exhibition curated by Wolfgang Förster y William Menking, designed by MVD Austria and organised in Barcelona by Lorenzo Kárász, director of Guiding Architects Barcelona.
Registration is necessary because the capacity of the room is limited:
With its innovative ideas, especially in the field of social housing, the city of Vienna has long been a pioneer in the global pursuit of new strategies for the design and implementation of forward-thinking urban developments and ways of living. Building on urbanistic and social aspects, Vienna has not only constructed new projects with distinctive qualities throughout the city but also founded and revitalized entire quarters. With their historical roots in “Red Vienna,” these concepts signal dynamic opportunities to enhance the quality of life in a contemporary metropolis by creating model living environments.
The Vienna Model: Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City shines the spotlight on sixty prototypical projects from the last hundred years, with a special focus on the public art that has complemented the city’s housing since the First Republic.
Exhibition curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menking
Exhibition design by MVD Austria
Organised in Barcelona by Lorenzo Kárász, director of Guiding Architects Barcelona, and the Catalonian Chamber of Architects (COAC)
GUIDING ARCHITECTS BARCELONA promotes the dissemination of architectural and urban culture, cultural exchange and debate on sustainable living models by combining local perspective with global vision.
TitleInaugural debate of the exhibition "THE VIENNA MODEL - Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City"
FromJuly 15, 2021 11:43 AM
UntilSeptember 18, 2021 11:43 AM
VenueCOAC (Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña)