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Spot on: Österreich / Austria

Bauen für eine bessere Welt. s2arch und andere österreichische Initiativen

The catalog "SPOT ON: Österreich/Austria" for the exhibition "Think Global, Build Social! Architectures for a Better World“ outlines the Architekturzentrum Wien long-standing engagement with a social and sustainable approach to architectural education and practice. The role that Austria plays with regard to the "Design-Build-Movement" was elaborated for the exhibition.



The catalogue presents 72 projects from the last ten years which were developed through Austrian initiatives. In addition to the most important provider of impetus, the association s2arch founded by Christoph Chorherr, the design.build studio of the TU Vienna, Foreign Affairs from the University of Applied Arts and BASEhabitat from the Kunstuniversität Linz are also introduced. In addition we ask the Viennese architects’ practice gaupenraub +/-, which for years has designed and carried out remarkable projects for homeless people in Vienna, to step in front of the curtain.
“It’s not the clicks and likes on virtual Internet sites that change the world, but the great willingness of young people to devote their abilities, their time and their strengths to a concrete project that benefits others and opens up opportunities in life for them.” (Christoph Chorherr)