Architekturzentrum Wien  

New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - Old hall
Exhibition: 22 October 2009 - 01 February 2010
Opening Hours: daily 10-7pm
Opening: Wednesday 21 October 2009, 7pm
Tickets: EUR 7,00 / EUR 4,50 reduced

An exhibition by the S AM — Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, in cooperation with the Az W

Speakers at the opening
in German
Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W
Kai Vöckler, exhibition curator
Christine Böhler, director of the ERSTE Stiftung culture programme
Erhard Busek, head of the board of the Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa

Opening event
Ost-Klub goes Az W
from ca. 10pm
Party, following the opening of the exhibition, with South-Balkan beats by DJ Sid Data & the Ost-Kollektiv.
Admission free

The Exhibition
Extensive informal construction that began with the end of the Socialist economic system has resulted in a radical transformation of urban structures and a new form of urbanisation. With examples from Belgrade, Bucharest, Kotor, Pula, Prishtina, Sofia, Tirana and Zagreb, the exhibition ’Balkanology. New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe‘ shows how architects, urbanists and activists engage with the rapid processes of urban transformation in a context of their cultural, social and political dimensions in the Balkan countries. Research projects, concrete interventions, architectural analyses and planning strategies are introduced – along with little known exceptional Yugoslavian modern socialist buildings in a dialogue with contemporary architecture.

As an initiative – supported by ERSTE Stiftung from the outset – the exhibition opens up a new field, and provides an overview of the little known post-Socialist architecture as well as the result of unregulated and uncontrolled urban growth in the countries of Southeast Europe.
Curator: Kai Vöckler
Supported by ERSTE Stiftung.

The Az W Photo Award
Take a look, the 10 winners are online.

Student Competition: 10" commercial spot Balkanology

Xaver Kollegger:

Felix Pfarrhofer:

Sabine Lutz:

S AM No. 6
“Balkanology - New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe“
Francesca Ferguson & Kai Vöckler (editor)
96 Seiten, German / English
Christoph Merian Verlag, 2008
19 CHF/ 12 €
ISBN 978-3-85616-377-8
ISSN 1662-260X
authors: Vedran Mimica, Srdjan Jovanović Weiss, Markus Schaefer, Marko Sancanin, Vladimir Kulić, Maroje Mrduljaš, Kai Vöckler and more

Public Funding:
Geschäftsgruppe Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Geschäftsgruppe Kultur und Wissenschaft

© Az W 

Permanent Exhibition


Press Release:
Balkan Spotlight At The Architekturzentrum Wien


Further Information:
Az W Photo Award

Opening Event

The Az W Photo Award - The Winners

The Exhibition

S AM Swiss Architecture Museum


Katharina Ritter
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Fax: +43 (1) 522 31 17

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