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Collection with a View #5

Österreichbild

Showcase to the courtyard

22.05.2019 – Spring 2020, in the Az W courtyard: daily 00:00-24:00
a Model of terraced houses

Ottokar Uhl, Wohnen Morgen II (not realised), Hollabrunn, Lower Austria, 1975
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection

9 Projects from 9 federal provinces: With a small but fine selection of particularly interesting models from the Az W Collection, the Az W creates an architectural portrait of Austria.

As the Austrian architecture museum we have an Austria-wide collection at our disposal. This time in our series Showcase to the Courtyard, we present an architectural picture of Austria with an array of new buildings from the North to the South and from the East to the West in all of their regional diversity. From the hotel to the school, from the housing complex to sacred buildings, from the museum to the town square — we centre-stage exceptional Austrian buildings at the Az W.

Architectural model made of wood with a cross-shaped ground plan
Werkgruppe Graz, Atelierhaus, Graz (not realised), Styria, 1960s
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
Model of a glass pavilion with a flat roof
gaupenraub+/–, Eiermuseum Wander Bertoni, Winden am See, Burgenland, 2009–2010
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection
a Model of terraced houses
Ottokar Uhl, Wohnen Morgen II (not realised), Hollabrunn, Lower Austria, 1975
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection

Each federal state is represented by one model. Each of these models exemplifies neuralgic themes that play a key role in Austria’s architectural landscape. The ground-breaking projects of the past decades are testimonials to a diverse Austrian architectural scene whose structural and material diversity reacts to use-related and topographical peculiarities with sensitivity. Because architecture never stands alone, but is always embedded in the cultural, scenic and social conditions of a region.

The architectural ‘Österreichbild’ can be seen both as a temporary installation in our permanent exhibition ‘a_show’ (Exhibition Hall 1) and displayed in the large window onto the courtyard of the Az W. Join us on an architectural journey through the nine federal states and post your personal architectural ‘Österreichbild’ on Instagram under the hashtag #oesterreichbild_azw! With a little luck, your photo will also feature in the exhibition.

 

Curators: Sonja Pisarik, Katrin Stingl, Az W

Design: Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch