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20th Vienna Architecture Congress
„In the End: Architecture. Journeys through Time 1959 – 2019“

Location: MUMOK Hofstallungen and Architekturzentrum Wien, Hall F3
Congress: 18 November 2016 - 20 November 2016
Tickets: 2-Day Congress Pass: EUR 96,00 / reduced EUR 76,00 Admission free for Az W-partners:

In his capacity as author and correspondent of several architecture magazines, in his role as participant in congresses and lecturer Dietmar Steiner has established an international network. With the foundation of the Architekturzentrum Wien in 1993, he pursued among other objectives, to use this network in order to bring international positions to Vienna. Especially the Vienna Architecture Congresses organized by the
Az W provided an appropriate stage for this aim.

The 20th Vienna Architecture Congress will now revive this tradition again and gather important international companions from Dietmar Steiner's architectural socialization for a large exchange of knowledge about days past, today and tomorrow, providing a commentary to the exhibition 'In the End: Architecture. Journeys through Time 1959–2019'.

The opening night covers the thematic range of the congress. A review of architecture history after 1950 with a focus on crisis as a permanent driving force for the architecture discourse is juxtaposed with a view of what architecture might achieve in the future and how the role of an architecture museum is defined in this context.

The panels of the two following days are structured in decades and discuss – closely following the historical references presented in the exhibition – the influences of the immediate past on the present and future of architecture, along with all the conflicts and misunderstandings that arise. Are we merely dealing with a repetition of history, or is the coming generation of architects prepared to use the past creatively and breathe new life into architecture with fresh approaches? Pursuing the motto of the exhibition – that every ‘end’ is accompanied by a critical new beginning – and in order to promote the intergenerational exchange a ‘younger’ generation of architectural theoreticians moderates the panel discussions.

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The Congress is part of the VIENNA ART WEEK 2016.

Thanks to:
Atelier Hayde Architekten ZT-GmbH
Bausparkasse der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG
Heindl Holding GmbH
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