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A Tri­bute to Dietmar Steiner –
Part 1

Fri 11.09.2020, 19:00-21:00
Room with many books, several tables, woman with blue jacket

Dietmar Steiner Library
© photograph: Lisa Rastl

In memory of the founder and director for many years of the Architekturzentrum Wien (1993–2016), who died in May, we are officially renaming the Az W Library The Dietmar Steiner Library.

Talking and writing about architecture, supporting and challenging young architects, networking with international architectural institutions and working to assure high quality in Austrian architecture — all these were on Dietmar Steiner’s agenda. As a seismographic observer, a sharp-tongued critic and an uncompromising afficionado of architecture, he has shaped the Austrian and international architectural realm for decades. The Architekturzentrum Wien is a living monument to his life’s work, paying tribute to his role as a mediator between theory and practice and his passion for “narrated architectural history”. In a festive ceremony, which is being broadcast live online, the Az W Library will be renamed The Dietmar Steiner Library.

Portrait of man with black jacket and glasses
Dietmar Steiner
© Heribert Corn
Man in grey suit in front of the Architekturzentrum Wien
Dietmar Steiner
© Kurier, Franz Gruber

Welcome address:
Hannes Swoboda, President of the Az W Board
Angelika Fitz, Director of the Az W
Karin Lux, Executive Director of the Az W

Speech:
Doris Knecht, author and journalist