Standard Excursion 4

The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung

Modernism Condensed

Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung

Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Photograph: Sonja Pisarik

Vienna in the early ’30s, the proponents of the Garden City movement realized, under the leadership of Josef Frank, a model settlement of modernity: the Vienna Werkbundsiedlung. Josef Frank invited internationally renowned architects such as Gerrit Rietveld, Richard Neutra, Adolf Loos, Josef Hoffmann or Margarethe Schütte Lihotzky to design their vision of the “new living”. 70 fully furnished houses were built and visited by 100.000 people during the “largest construction exhibition in Europe” in 1932.

After an intense public debate about the state and future of the Werkbundsiedlung it is currently being restored piece by piece.

Meeting point: busstop Gobergasse (Gobergasse/ corner Jagdschlossgasse)

  • Wiener Werkbundsiedlung: J. Frank, G. Rietveld, E. Plischke, J. Hoffmann, M. Schütte-Lihotzky and many more 1932

End: Wiener Werkbundsiedlung

Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection, photograph: Margherita Spiluttini
Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Photograph: Evelyn Spindler
Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Photograph: Anneke Essl
Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection, photograph: Margherita Spiluttini
Die Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
The Wiener Werkbundsiedlung
© Architekturzentrum Wien

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