Architekturzentrum Wien  

Manhattan, AUSTRIA
The Architecture of the Austrian Cultural Institute by Raimund Abraham

Location: Museumsquartier Vienna, Oval hall
Exhibition: 24 March 1999 - 10 May 1999

Press Preview: Tuesday, March 23 1999, 11:00 a.m.
Opening: Tuesday, March 23, 1999, 7:00 p.m.
Open: Daily from 10:00 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Entry fee: ATS 50.- / 25.-

Guided tours:
Saturday, April 10, 1999, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 1999, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 24, 1999, 3:00 p.m.

Catalogue: The exhibition catalog reviews the genesis of ACI as institution and project. It is a cooperation of the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Austrian Cultural Institute New York.

Press / Information: Karin Wiederer
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How it all begann:

Competition for a new Austrian Cultural Institute in New York.
Among the 226 admitted design entries, an international jury, consisting of:

Prof. Kenneth Frampton, head of the jury, New York
the architects:
Hermann Czech, Vienna
Charles Gwathmey, New York
Richard Meier, New York
Eberhard Graf, Vienn
Bernhard Hafner, Graz
Prof. Axel Corti, Vienna
Ambassador Dr. Peter Niesner, Vienna
Peter Marboe, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vienna

The winner is Raimund Abraham.

Construction is scheduled to begin

Scheduled completion

1998: In December 1998 ground was broken in New York and construction of the building began. In June 2000 Raimund Abraham's project in central Manhattan will finally have been carried out.

The current project phase can now be seen in Vienna.
The Architekturzentrum Wien has the opportunity of exhibiting the reviewed design of the new Austrian Cultural Institute New York as part of its collection. The exhibition is a comprehensive show of working and detail plans and a 6 meter high model was especially built for this occasion.

Panel discussion
The inauguration will be followed by a panel discussion entitled "Austria in Manhattan?" in Hall P1 at Architekturzentrum Wien at around 8:30 p.m. What will become of the Cultural Institute after completion?

The panel:
Raimund Abraham, Architect
Wolfgang Waldner, Director Austrian Cultural Institute New York
Peter Marboe, Councillor for the Arts of the City of Vienna
Franz Morak, Member of the National Assembly
Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Federal Chancellory, Department of the Arts
Monika Kalista, Ministery for Foreign Affairs , Director General of Cultural Politics
Christian Reder, University of Applied Arts
Moderation: Dietmar Steiner

Supported by:
Stadtplanung Wien
Wien Kultur
Kunst Bundeskanzleramt
Zumtobel Staff
Arch+Ing W, NĂ–, B
Schindler AG


Permanent Exhibition

Manhattan, AUSTRIA
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