The Vienna Model - Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City
ATTENTION: Due to the works in Plaça Nova, this exhibition will end on Wednesday 25th August. We apologise for any inconvenience.
With its innovative ideas, especially in the field of social housing, the city of Vienna has long been a pioneer in the global pursuit of new strategies for the design and implementation of forward-thinking urban developments and ways of living. Building on urbanistic and social aspects, Vienna has not only constructed new projects with distinctive qualities throughout the city but also founded and revitalized entire quarters. With their historical roots in “Red Vienna,” these concepts signal dynamic opportunities to enhance the quality of life in a contemporary metropolis by creating model living environments.
The Vienna Model: Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City shines the spotlight on sixty prototypical projects from the last hundred years, with a special focus on the public art that has complemented the city’s housing since the First Republic.
The exhibition, curated by Wolfgang Förster and William Menking, designed by MVD Austria and organised in Barcelona by Lorenzo Kárász, director of Guiding Architects Barcelona, runs from July 15 to September 18, 2021 at the COAC headquarters, Plaça Nova 5, Barcelona. On july 15 at 5pm an inaugural debate will take place with Bettina Götz and Richard Manahl from the Austrian architectural studio ARTEC and architect and Professor in History and Theory of Architecture Josep Maria Montaner.
COMPLETE CAPACITY in the inaugural debate . Follow the session here.
Visiting hours for the exhibition are from Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and saturdays from 10am to 2pm.