Wood in the City


YouTube Livestream

Lately, the topic of trees and wood has been receiving a great deal of attention in the fields of architecture, design, and fine arts and it is considered the central design approach for the future. Trees as well as the climate-caring use of wood, for example for the construction of residential and office buildings, for commercial structures, or for temporary architecture, design, and art interventions in the public space, play an outstanding role for the future viability of cities. How do European urbanity and our culture of settlement change when trees or even the resource wood become a part of the city? In the context of the event Wood in the City, it will also be discussed how trees shape public space and public participation in a lively way, how wood construction is transforming the architectonic vocabulary, and which meaning trees as a resource as well as wood as a material have especially for Vienna in the global context.


Opening statement
Sigrid Oblak, Director Wien Holding

Hubert Klumpner, architect and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich, curator of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2021

Panel discussion
Hubert Klumpner, architect and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich, as well as curator of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2021
Lina Streeruwitz, architect, StudioVlayStreeruwitz, Vienna
Richard Stralz, chairman, ProHolz Austria
Georg Unterhohenwarter, architect, SWAP-Architekten, Vienna

Hans-Christian Heintschel, project communication, City of Vienna

In cooperation with the Wien Holding GmbH

Registration required
Free admission
Admission subject to compliance to the “3G rule”:  vaccinated, tested, recovered.
For the duration of the visit to the museum a face mask is mandatory.
MAK Lecture Hall (Entrance Weiskirchnerstraße 3)

YouTube Livestream


TUE, 07.09. / 18:30



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