Labour offices – new functions

tour 34

Sun 07.03.1999, 13:40-18:00

Labour offices - new functions
© Margherita Spiluttini

Labour office for the Metal and Timber Industries
5th district, Embelgasse
Built by: Hermann Stiegholzer, Herbert Kastinger, 1929-31
Change: Heinz Lutter, 1998-99

Labour office Liesing
23rd district, Dr. Neumanngasse
Built by: Ernst A. Plischke, 1930-31
Reconstruction: Hermann Czech, 1996-97

The labour offices, built during the world economic crisis when unemployment rate was extremely high, are an example of the very different but rational and at the same time economic attitude in the spirit of modern age. The monumental building by Stiegholzer and Kastinger in the Embelgasse and the transparent architecture by Plischke referring to the “International Style” have been given a new function, converted and rebuilt respectively within the past few years.
Czech and Lutter, the architects in charge, will be guiding through the labour exchanges.

Meeting: 1:40 p.m. at the Architekturzentrum Wien
Departure: 2:00 p.m.
Return: 6:00 p.m.

Tour guide: Barbara Achleitner and the architects

Ticket fees: EUR 10.91 (ATS 150.-) / EUR 7.27 (ATS 100.-)