The functions of a city
The Architekturzentrum Wien is converted into a mini-city in which we ourselves become architects, town planners, builders of bridges or roads. At the same time…
Constructing, building and testing
Bridges shape the face of our landscapes and cities. Arched bridges, chain bridges, suspension bridges, monkey bridges, cable-stayed bridges or body bridges – in the Architekturzentrum Wien you can learn more about the history of this important engineering structure. In the framework of the workshop we take a playful look at different kinds of bridge structures. Compression and tension forces are explained with the help of structural exercises. Equipped with a scale, a level and other tools we build our own bridge. We test its bearing capacity above an area of water – let’s hope no one gets wet!