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Lecture

aspern Az W

The Birth of a Town

Wed 04.11.2009, 19:00-21:00

aspern Az W
© 3420 Aspern Development AG

Aspern or ‘Die Seestadt Wiens’ (Vienna Laketown) is the largest urban expansion project in Vienna — a former airfield with an area of 240 hectares, i.e. the combined size of the 7th and 8th Districts of the city. The development zone in the north-east represents a new town with its mix of uses comprising commerce, jobs, recreation and private life. What marks the founding of a town in the 3rd millennium? In the face of this mega-project, the series of events ‘aspern Az W’ is intended to convey the idea of the ‘citylab’, and promote broad communication between experts and an interested public in a context of urban planning for the future.

The new series of events ‘aspern Az W’ is held in cooperation with the Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG and the Az W.

19:00 Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W / Josef Lueger, head of marketing and communications for aspern Seestadt:
welcome address and introduction

Lectures

19:10 Alfons Dworsky, Prof. emeritus; Institut für Entwerfen, Städtebau und Regionale Architektur, LU Hannover, Vienna University of Technology: ‘Social and Ritual Spatial Constructions as a Basic Pattern for Urban Models’
19:30 Christoph Lammerhuber, pool architects and speaker for the architect group Kabelwerk: ‘The Impossible City’
20:00 Angelika Fitz, curator and architecture theorist: ‘Soft Turn. Temporary Strategies in Urban Development’
20:20 Claudia Nutz, executive board of Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG: ‘Shared Values’
20:45 ensuing panel discussion
moderated by: Dietmar Steiner / Josef Lueger

admission free