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Construction Site School – or: How will we learn tomorrow?


Wed 19.10.2005, 14:00-21:30

Construction Site School – or: How will we learn tomorrow?
© Bruno Klomfar

The built environment has, as teaching staff and pupils themselves regularly report, a direct effect on the wellbeing and so on the learning patterns of both young and older schoolchildren.

Not least in the light of the current pan-European debate on education, the BIG Az W Symposium ‘Construction Site School – or: How will we learn tomorrow’ provides Austrian and international experts on the most varied of disciplines with an opportunity to have their say on themes relating to education, architecture, child-psychology and school building policy.

The discussion is intended to provide a coherent and holistic image of modern pioneering school buildings, projects which, in the final analysis, have nothing more to do with schools that adhere to the now antiquated frontal approach to teaching.


2.00pm – 3.30pm

introductory words

Christoph Stadlhuber, managing director of BIG


Max Friedrich, child psychologist
Vera Zimprich, child psychologist
Wojciech Czaja, architecture critic and writer

3.00pm – 3.45pm break

3.45pm – 5.15pm


Johann Pehofer, professor, Pädagogische Akademie Burgenland
Heidemarie Schrodt, director of the BG Rahlgasse, Vienna
Christoph Chorherr, Green Party MP, Vienna, school project developer

5.15pm – 5.30pm break

5.30pm – 7.00pm


Anna Törnquist, schools expert, Sweden
Timo Jeskanen, architect, Finnland
Marta Schreieck, architekt, Austria

7.00pm – 7.30pm break + buffet

7.30pm – 8.30pm


Wolfgang Gleissner, managing director of BIG Services
Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, ÖISS speaker on school building
Helmut Moser, head of department, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur

from about 8.30pm

final discussion

moderated by: Ute Woltron, architecture journalist