Care + Repair
A public workspace by the Architekturzentrum Wien


Care Walk Nordbahnhof with Elke Krasny. Within the framework of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017, the Architekturzentrum Wien is creating a public workspace at the Nordbahnhof. Photo: Elke Krasny

A public workspace by the Architekturzentrum Wien

 

How can we repair the future? And how can architecture and urbanism contribute to this? For the exemplary trial run of a Care + Repair urbanism, the Architekturzentrum Wien is initiating a public workspace with a closeness to nature on the former railway territory of the impressive Nordbahnhof grounds, one of the largest inner city development zones in Vienna.

This is the gathering point for six international architectural teams who are developing for Care + Repair Prototypes in tandem with local initiatives and experts. How can different urban knowledge effectively come together in neighborhood networks, new uses of community spaces, the reuse of existing material resources, and the care for nature in the city?

An on-site exhibition shows projects by the invited teams, showing how Care + Repair architecture works with the existing city and takes it into the future. Documentation of the work in progress on the Care + Repair Prototypes is added to this "growing exhibition." The prototype development process is launched with an international symposium. The public is invited to join the workspace for site-specific walks, talks, workshops, and a Care Choir, to practice repairing the future together.

The Az W public workspace is anchored on the Vienna Nordbahnhof grounds, next to the water tower in the Nordbahn-Halle, which is to be used on a temporary basis with partners around the Mischung: Nordbahnhof research and development project. It is to become an inviting location with a mix of trial uses for the new city district.

 

Curators
Angelika Fitz, Director, Architekturzentrum Wien
Elke Krasny, Curator, Professor of Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

International teams of architects
a-works – Cristian Stefanescu/Bergen, GABU Heindl Architektur/Vienna, Zissis Kotionis and Phoebe Giannisi/Volos, Rotor/Brussels, Meike Schalk/Stockholm, Rosario Talevi/Berlin

Local experts and initiatives include
u.a. Zuzana Ernst/Brunnenpassage, Can Gülcü, Martin Riesing, Hansel Sato, Beatrice Stude/IG Lebenswerter Nordbahnhof & stape og planning consultancy, Integrationshaus, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien/Institut für das künstlerische Lehramt/Fachbereich Kunst und Bildung/Elke Krasny und Siglinde Lang, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien/Masterstudium Social Design/Brigitte Felderer, TU Wien/design.build studio/Peter Fattinger

Drawing in Residence
studio ASYNCHROME

Care + Repair Program Highlights 2017
20 Jun 2017, 8 p.m.: Opening reception
21 Jun - 31 Jul 2017: Public workspace with a growing exhibition, guided tours, discussions, consultations with the teams of architects, workshops for adults, youths, and children, and much more
30 Jun 2017: Care + Repair Symposium
9 Jul 2017: Progress report on the Care + Repair Prototypes

 

Mischung: Nordbahnhof R&D Project
Care + Repair is part of the three-year long Mischung: Nordbahnhof research and development project which involves the following partners: Department Housing and Design and Department of Spatial Planning/Sociology, Vienna University of Technology (Lead), Erste gemeinnützige Wohnungsgesellschaft Heimstätte, STUDIOVLAY, imGrätzl.at. The project is funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund and realised as part of the Smart-Cities-Initiative. The temporary use of the Nordbahn-Halle is supported by the ÖBB-Immobilienmanagement GmbH.

 

 

 

 

The project is supported as part of Erste Bank's ExtraVALUE Sponsoring Programme.

 

 

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Nordbahn-Halle (next to the Wasserturm)
corner of Leystrasse/Taborstrasse
Nordbahnhof Vienna
1020 Vienna

daily 2pm - 10pm
Free admission

Date
21.06. – 31.07.

Location
Az W Nordbahn-Halle

Dates
TUE, 20.06. / 17:30
Opening VIENNA BIENNALE 2017

FRI, 23.06. / 19:00
Care Walk with Elke Krasny

TUE, 27.06. / 19:00
Nordbahnhof Lecture: communal spaces – what is frustrating, what works!?

THU, 13.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Reading Group: Hypotheses, Texts, Discussions

FRI, 30.06. / 10:00 – 19:00
Care + Repair Symposium

FRI, 21.07. / 17:00 – 18:00
Natur-PokéWalk

SUN, 30.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair – What next?

THU, 20.07. / 17:00 – 18:00
Natur-PokéWalk

MON, 26.06. / 16:00 – 20:00
[kaRe] café

MON, 17.07. / 10:00 – 14:00
Urban Wilderness Workspace

TUE, 18.07. / 10:00 – 14:00
Urban Wilderness Workspace

WED, 19.07. / 10:00 – 14:00
Urban Wilderness Workspace

WED, 26.07. / 10:00 – 14:00
Urban Wilderness Workspace

THU, 27.07. / 10:00 – 14:00
Urban Wilderness Workspace

FRI, 28.07. / 10:00 – 14:00
Urban Wilderness Workspace

TUE, 04.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Consultation Hour

WED, 05.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Consultation Hour

THU, 06.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Consultation Hour

MON, 03.07. / 19:00
Social Landscape – Telling History

FRI, 07.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Sunset Drawing

SAT, 08.07. / 21:00 – 22:00
Night Walk

MON, 10.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Consultation Hour

TUE, 11.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Consultation Hour

THU, 20.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Reading Group: Hypotheses, Texts, Discussions

WED, 12.07. / 19:00
Care + Repair Consultation Hour

SUN, 09.07. / 14:00 – 19:00
Care + Repair Prototypes – Public Progress Report

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