The terms shape, space, and network express the three ideas that have shaped our view of the city’s organization since early modernism. Without intending to imply completeness, by thematizing these terms reference is made to works by Austrian architects that have been capable of achieving a concise visualization of their era’s contemporary architectural discussion. Additionally, this selection of exhibits also evokes Austria’s
spectrum of possibilities, offering a description of its culture based on three examples, which can be considered paradigmatic attempts to understand the mechanics of the city and comprehend its specific effects with the help of a concise picture.
"Plastic Space" is the title of Hans Hollein's master's thesis at the University of California, Berkeley. In a poetically succinct treatise including numerous ink drawings and clay models, space is developed from the plastic properties of gestural forms. The collage "Überbauung Wien" (1960) tests the results on an urban scale in an effort to overcome the constraints of the present day by detaching from the existing city. The "Aircraft-Carrier" (1964) from the
"Transformations" series is another example of the examination of urban forms: with the densely compacted city we gain tracts of open land.
(City in Space) was part of Austria's official contribution to the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1925. The "City in Space"
is architecture for the International Exhibition of New Theatre Techniques; its floating walls are fixed neither to the floor nor to the ceiling and are a source of admiration. As is his custom on the stage, Kiesler works in a blacked-out room to blur the boundaries between inside and outside. This is the first demonstration of
Kiesler's time-space architecture. Kiesler is a member of De Stijl and this architecture appears to him to be an unconscious three-dimensional version of a neo-plastic picture by Piet Mondrian.
Gregor Eichinger calls his space the "Urbar" (Primal bar). Urbar is a space for a multitude of individual stories. Here, people experience the freedom of the modern city in a consciously brief encounter. As Baudelaire said, the idler finds enjoyment in the fleeting and therefore in the infinite.
A large table comprises the centre of the room. Projected onto the table’s surface are images illustrating relationships on varying scales. The table is an invitation extended to visitors at the Austrian pavilion to form a network.
The city is a constantly changing field of dynamic forces. The complexity of urban reality is portrayed in the dynamic forces of its in-formation based on parameters of space and time. Every city has its own specific characteristics. These characteristics can be apprehended through the emotional intensity of the inhabitants' activities; they draw on cultural imprints and those elements of the city that shape its identity.
Vienna.Intensities comprehends the city beyond technocratic data transfer. The intensities in Vienna provide information on the atmosphere specific to the city and also on its potential, thereby paving the way for new paradigms for urban planning.

Andrea Börner, Bärbel Müller
Urs Bette
Delugan Meissl
The Next ENTERprise
Klaus Stattmann
Stiefel Kramer
Wolfgang Tschapeller
Sophie Grell
Tercer Piso
This exhibition in the Magazzini del Sale supplements the program shown in the Austrian pavilion. Based on 7+2 examples, it will convey what could comprise a specific, shared, distinctive Austrian architecture. These architects show that for all of their diversity, it is nonetheless possible to discover a distinct quality in Austrian architecture: the architecture of the spatial sequence.
[In collaboration with Aedes Berlin and Ikona Venezia]
ARTEC Architekten was founded in Vienna in 1985. The office consists of Bettina Götz and Richard Manahl. They studied at the University of Technology Graz: Bettina Götz 1980–1987, Richard Manahl 1973–1982; and both have taught at various times at the University of Technology Vienna. They have realized projects of various magnitudes throughout Austria; these have been publicized and exhibited internationally.

2005 ARTEC Architekten received the Preis der Stadt Wien and two nominations for the Mies van der Rohe Prize (Efaflex was under the selected works and Apotheke Aspern was nominated):

Urs Bette graduated with a degree in Visual Communication Design from the Academy of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf in 1992 . In 2000, he received his Diploma in Architecture from the Master Class of Wolf D. Prix, University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 1997, he has had his own office in Vienna.
The Austrian Federal Chancellery, Arts Section, Vienna awarded him a scholarship in 1999 and he received an honorable mention for the Austrian Federal Award for Experimental Architecture in 2000.
The architectural office DELUGAN MEISSL ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS was founded in Vienna by Elke Delugan-Meissl and Roman Delugan in 1993 as Delugan_Meissl. In 2004, three new partners—Dietmar Feistel, Martin Josst, and Christopher Schweiger—joined the team, which since then appears as DELUGAN MEISSL ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS.
The provocation of the random and the unpredictable is our strategy in approaching the spatial and programmatic aspects of architecture. We work at discovering the factors leading beyond pure functionality – it is how we see the essence of architecture. Ernst J. Fuchs and Marie Therese Harnoncourt founded the next ENTERprise-architects in 2000 in Vienna. They operate in a field that ranges from experimental installations (Trinkbrunnen 2003, Audiolounge 2002,
Blindgänger 2000) to architectural practice (Lakeside bath, Caldaro, Italy, 2006, Open-Air Pavilion, Grafenegg opening 2007, Zirl House 1997, underground swimming pool, Vienna 2001), treating both approaches as equal and mutually influential.
Klaus Stattmann, born in 1963 in Villach, Austria. Since 1993, office for architecture and research in Vienna. Most recently he curated, together with Angelika Fitz, the exhibition "Reserve of Form" at the Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria. In 2003, he was one of the representatives of the Austrian contribution to the architectural biennial in São Paulo, Brazil. Exhibitions: "Performative Architektur," Galerie am Freihausplatz Villach, Carinthia, Austria, 2005;
"Rock over Baroque," Kunsthaus Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria, 2004; "A Tribute to Preserving Schindler’s Paradise," MAK Center, Los Angeles, USA, 2003; "Trespassing," Secession, Vienna, Austria, 2002. Numerous lectures, research projects (Theodor Körner award from the city of Vienna, Austria, 1997), and publications, including editing the exhibition catalogue for "Reserve of Form."
stiefel kramer vienna/zurich was founded in 2003. Hannes Stiefel and Thomas Kramer, both Swiss, worked together since 1998. Stiefel was draftsman and innkeeper before his architecture studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (1993-2000). Kramer studied history and German studies, worked as a film historian, and wrote and edited several books on film history, history, and architecture.
Since 2005, chief editor culture at the weekly paper Die Weltwoche. Hannes Stiefel was a guest professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (2001 to 2004) and at the SCI-Arc Vico, Switzerland (2005). Since 2004 university lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Wolfgang Tschapeller, born in Dölsach, East Tyrol, Austria. Furniture maker’s apprenticeship and journeyman’s exam, studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (postgraduate studies, MA). Since 1993, civil engineer with office in Vienna, Austria. Visiting critic at Cornell University; Inha University, Seoul, South Korea; and the Haus der Architektur in Graz, Austria.
Visiting critic at the University of Arts, Linz, Austria, 2003; 2004 Mc Hale Fellow at State University of New York, Buffalo, USA, 2004; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, 2005.
Sophie Grell was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1975.She lives and works in Vienna, Austria, where she studies art history and architecture. Her work focuses on an occupation with the perception and mobility of space.
Tercer Piso was founded in 2002 by the participating students:
Jean Pierre Bolivar Martinezborn in Bogotá, Colombia in 1977 = Site management
Dominik Brandis born in Meran, South Tyrol, Italy in 1978 = Project documentation
Alexander Matl born in Salzburg, Austria in 1980 = CAD and surveying
Giulio Polita born in Trieste, Italy in 1970 = Artistic director
Florian Schafschetzy born in Vienna, Austria in 1979 = CAD and surveying
Rüdiger Suppin born in Vienna, Austria in 1978 = Prototype testing and energy concept
Rupert Zallmann born in Vienna, Austria in 1981 = Organization
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