Panel discussion

On the 100th birthday of Viktor Hufnagl (1922–2007)

Centre Stage #2

Wed 08.06.2022, 19:00-21:00
Sketch with top view of a building

Viktor Hufnagl, Weiz school complex, Styria, 1964–1968 and 1976–1978
© Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection

"Not 'everything is architecture', while all buildings should become architecture." This programmatic statement represents Hufnagl's expectation of architecture. He advocated an architecture where a multitude of socio-political and typological themes come together.

In 1949, Hufnagl completed his architecture training under Clemens Holzmeister at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Hufnagl is known beyond the borders of Austria for his innovative achievements in the field of school and residential construction, and his work is also represented in the new Az W permanent exhibition. As a founding member of the Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Architektur in 1965 and in his role as an exhibition organiser, Hufnagl became a pioneer of Austria’s building culture. We talk to the team of guest experts about the current relevance of his work, his cultural-political role as a mediator and his rediscovery.

Guest speakers: Elise Feiersinger, Gabriele Kaiser, Gabriele Ruff, ÖGFA

Moderated by Monika Platzer, curator/head of collections, Az W