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Panel Discussion

Barrierefreie Republik

lecture and panel discussion

Wed 17.02.2010, 19:00-21:00

Barrierefreie Republik
© Parlamentsdirektion / Heidl Architekten

Transparency and Barrier Freedom — Reality or Metaphor? The chair of the jury, Boris Podrecca, described the winning project in the two-stage international competition for the adaptation of the Austrian National Assembly Chamber (2008) as a “poetic project… that provides a lyrical response to the brief”. A modern appearance is one aspect, the functional demands of running a contemporary assembly hall, barrier-free use combined with the treatment of the listed historic substance and the fact that members of the government currently sit facing the speaker’s back are further aspects to be taken into consideration in the realisation. The Az W is focusing on these three aspects of the brief to enquire into the current state of the planned building work.

19:00 Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W, welcome address

19:10 Barbara Prammer, president of the Austrian National Assembly ‘Converting the National Assembly Chamber’

19:30 panel discussion with:
Andreas Heidl, CEO of Heidl Architekten ZT GmbH, competition winner
Eva-Maria Höhle, General Conservator, Federal Monuments Office
Barbara Prammer, president of the Austrian National Assembly
Eduard Riha, secretary general of the Austrian National Council of Disabled Persons

moderated by Dietmar Steiner

(admission free)

Impressions from the event “The Barrier Free Republic”

The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Mia Mechler
The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Mia Mechler
The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Mia Mechler
The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Mia Mechler
The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Mia Mechler
The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Mia Mechler
The Barrier Free Republic
The Barrier Free Republic
© Martina Frühwirth