Making science work for development

Austrian Architectural Culture

3 - 21 July 2017
Vienna, Austria

Vienna has its specific history through the essential shift from the modern metropolis of the Habsburg Empire in the 19th century to the capital of a small republic in the 20th century at the edge of the so-called Western World. This limited its growth through most of the last century. Therefore, the historic city scape was frozen until rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the old building substance started to take place. Nowadays the strategy of refurbishing traditional buildings for future use is considered to be extremely smart and sustainable. Vienna plays an essential model role in that field within theory and practice. The academic program of the course Austrian Architectural Culture introduces this specific approach.