Panel Discussion

Architecture is Affordable.

Examples of international and Austrian Housing Developments

Thu 20.10.2016, 18:00-23:59

Architecture is Affordable.
© futurafrosch 2015

A cooperation by the Az W with the Kammer der Architekten und Ingenieurkonsulenten für Wien, Niederösterreich und Burgenland, for the Ziviltechnikerinnentage 2016


Nathalie de Vries, MVRDV (Rotterdam/NL)
Rosa Maria Dopf, Board of ARWAG Holding-AG, Wiener Grundstücksbeirat
Bettina Götz, ARTEC Architekten
Kornelia Gysel, futurafrosch (Zurich/CH)
Petra Petersson, Realarchitektur (Berlin/D)
Elsa Prochazka, Architekturbüro Prochazka, university professor
Ingrid Taillandier, ITAR architectures (Paris/F)
Michaela Trojan, wohnfonds_wien
Moderation: Silja Tillner, Architekten Tillner & Willinger ZT GmbH, Wiener Grundstücksbeirat

The high-calibre international panel discussion is the lead-in to and highpoint of the extensive three-day programme of the 2016 civil engineers congress. On the basis of the housing developments presented and the reports on the experiences made, the aim is to show that affordable homes and high quality architecture are by no means contradictory — neither in Vienna, nor internationally. The discussion is intended to provide a valuable contribution to the current discussion on housing development and show that the architects’ role in the planning for a changing society — in buildings with new stipulations — has become more important than ever. …Quality housing in high quality architecture is affordable.