Architekturzentrum Wien  

Holidays after the Fall
Transformations of socialist holiday architecture on the Croatian Adriatic

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien – Hall F3
Exhibition: 05 November 2015 - 30 November 2015
Opening Hours: daily 10am-7pm
Opening: Wednesday 4 November 2015, 7pm
Tickets: 8 EUR / 6 EUR reduced / free admission for medium- und large-partners / family ticket 12 EUR / school children 2,50 EUR / students: free admission on Wednesday from 5pm-7pm

Exhibition transfer from Haus der Architektur Graz (2012), curated by Michael Zinganel

Dietmar Steiner, Director of the Az W
Michael Zinganel, Curator of the Exhibition
Andrea Seidling, Architect and Film Essayist, Head of Akku-TV Magazin für Architektur und Stadt
Nikolina Dzeko, Architect
Nataša Bodrožić, Curator and Culture Worker, Loose Associations / Motel TROGIR team

For decades Croatia has been the holiday paradise on the Adriatic coast unabated. So the tourist industry represents the key economic sector in the country. It is built on an infrastructure that was developed during the Socialist drive to modernise in the 1960s and '70s, an era when priority was given to spatial planning and explicit modernity in architecture and art were part of the nation's corporate design. The exhibition provides a genealogy of large-scale vacation architecture on the Adriatic coast, including the physical and economic tranformations undergone by these complexes since the collapse of Yugoslavia. The projects concerned are of a remarkably high quality, although today they have become melancholy ruins, been modestly renovated, or entirely and innovatively redeveloped.

Exhibition transfer from Haus der Architektur Graz (2012), curated by Michael Zinganel

Guided tours by the curator:
Wed, 11.11. & Sat, 28.11.2015 at 5.30pm

Supported by: VALAMAR Hotels & Resorts

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Holidays after the Fall

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