IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


The goal of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and of its Dean Klaus Bollinger  is to teach architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda, Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organizations.

This potential for interaction is realized in closely networked teams that are kept comparatively small to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. In computerlabs and state-of-the-art model shops, the latest technologies are tested in theory and practice. The continuous necessity of re-defining architecture both in theoretical and practical terms should be the main focus of teaching.  
Teaching Language: English


Structures of Displacement, [a]FA Exhibition & Symposium, Oct.18

Structures of Displacement, [a]FA Exhibition & Symposium, Oct.18

A project by [applied] Foreign Affairs in collaboration with UNIDO and Kieran Fraser Landscape Design, presented in an exhibition curated by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles.

An international symposium, Structures of Displacement, with Alessandro Petti / DAAR, Mario Rizzi and Romola Sanyal, moderated by Isin Önol, conceptualized by Baerbel Mueller and Frida Robles

According to the latest UNHCR report (2018), there are 70.8 million displaced people in the world.The tangible and intangible dimensions of (forced) human displacement are complex, whereby each displacement situation has its own very specific structures, while at the same time, it is generated by common underlying parameters. In 2015 and 2016, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq saw a large influx of displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees from areas that were under the control of ISIS.

The exhibition and symposium Structures of Displacement reflects upon a collaboration between [applied] Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) that has resulted in the conception and design of a communal facility implemented next to Erbil's Harsham Camp. Zooming out from this project to a global discourse, Structures of Displacement questions the roles of mapping, planning, architecture, and spatial manifestations within such contexts.

[a]FA team: Alejandra Loreto, Baerbel Mueller, Chien-Hua Huang, Franz Sam, Ilias Klis, Mina Bassam Ahmed Al-Hayawi, Stefanie Theuretzbacher, and Jonathan Paljor

Symposium: October 18, 2019 – 3:00-6:00pm
Exhibiton Opening: October 18, 2019, 6:00pm
Exhibiton: October 18-31, 2019
Film screening and discussion with Mario Rizzi, 
October 19, 4:00 pm
@ IoA, The Square, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna


3. Doktorand_innen Symposium der Architektur in Linz

Das öffentliche Symposium bringt Doktorand_innen der sechs kooperierenden Universitäten zusammen mit dem Ziel, aktuelle Perspektiven der Architekturforschung zu diskutieren.

Panels mit Beteiligung von Doktorand_innen der Angewandten

17. Oktober 2019

9.15 bis 12.30 Uhr
Respondentin: Anna Minta

Celeste Williams (Angewandte): Sculptural Expressionism of the Grazer Schule
Achim Reese (AKBild): Eine Bühne für den Alltag – Die Choreographie des Wohnens in den Häusern Charles W. Moores
Michaela Polak (TU Wien): Die Detailfrage in der Lehre
Antonia Dika (UFG): Kartierung der Lücke: Von geheimen Bunkern, überfüllten Stränden und dem Leben dazwischen

13.30 bis 14.30 Uhr
Moderation: Anselm Wagner

Susanne Jirkuff, Zehra Simay Baloglu, Katharina Fuchs, Petra Kubin, Dražana Malinović-Biedermann, Aida Santana Sosa, Andrei Gheorghe, Michael Jenewein

18. Oktober 2019

09.00 bis 12.15 Uhr
Respondentin: Lina Streeruwitz

Karin Miesenberger (Angewandte): Massively Parallel Cloud Construction. Application Matrix for Emerging Technologies in the Implementation of high-density Residential Construction Projects in challenging Environments. Case Study “Slums in Mumbai”
Xian Zheng (UFG): Performative Urbanism as social strategy to research village life
Kamile Batur (TU Wien): Istanbul between Fear and Hope. Governing by Emergency
Michael Walczak (Angewandte): Qualitative visualization of quantitative urban models impacting policy decision making: A case study of urban infrastructure interventions

17.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
Schlussworte und Schlussdiskussion

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien: Angelika Schnell
Kunstuniversität Linz: Sabine Pollak, Veronika Schwediauer
Technische Universität Graz: Anselm Wagner
Technische Universität Wien: Vera Bühlmann, Dörte Kuhlmann, Christian Kühn
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien: Matthias Boeckl, Andrea Börner

Universität Innsbruck: Kristina Schinegger

More details about all panels:





Knitted Formworks for Complex Concrete Structures
Mariana Popescu, Block Research Group, ETH Zürich
Hörsaal 1

H36, A Monolithic insulating Concrete House, Stuttgart
Matthias Bauer, Stuttgart

MUCEM Marseille, Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Romain Ricciotti, Lamoureux & Ricciotti Ingénierie

Infra-Light Ultra-Structural Concrete Tower, Berlin
Frank Barkow, Barkow Leibinger Architekten, Berlin


NEWS Architectural Design Studio 1

NEWS Architectural Design Studio 1

We are happy to announce that Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda/amid.cero9 are appointed to be Kazuyo Sejima's successors as new heads of our architectural design studio 1, with the beginning of winter semester 2019/20:

"We do believe that contemporary urban challenges related with structural urban deficits, migratory fluxes, the technological shift, precarious inhabitation, and spatial exclusion are demanding a change of paradigm on architectural design practices, that could break the separation of our discipline and connect us back with societal problems and realities. We see this moment as a fantastical opportunity for reinvention and we would like to expand the already astonishing legacy of the Studio 1 and to contribute to shape the future of the IoA through intellectual and practical experiments on spatial practices in the search of socially and culturally engaged fields of work for architecture”

Picture by German Saiz for Architectural Digest


Book launch - ISLAND, CITY, VILLAGE, RIVER, June 28, 6 pm

Book launch - ISLAND, CITY, VILLAGE, RIVER, June 28, 6 pm


Die Angewandte, Institute of Architecture, The Square,
Schwanzer-Trakt, 1st floor, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2

Edited by Anna Gulińska and Indrė Umbrasaitė, Studio Sejima Vienna and the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Welcoming remarks: Klaus Bollinger, Dean of Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Anna Gulińska and Indrė Umbrasaitė, University Assistant at Studio Kazuyo Sejima, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna

ISLAND, CITY, VILLAGE, RIVER is a visual archive of the selected projects developed over a four-year period at the Studio Kazuyo Sejima, Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Kazuyo Sejima, co-founder of SANAA, the Tokyo-based Pritzker Prize winning practice, was head of the studio between 2015 and 2019. In keeping with her conception of architecture, the studio researched the complex relationships between architecture and its context as well as the intricate relationships between body and space. The studio set out to understand the meaning of sustainability, both in culture and society, through all these facets. 
During these four intense experimental years, the Studio Sejima was an educational hub and stimulating environment for over ninety students, backed by an engaged academic team, inspiring local and international guests.

Graphic design by Anna Gulińska & Indrė Umbrasaitė.
Afterwards we would like to invite you to a small reception!
Books are available on sale during the event.

Die Angewandte, Institute of Architecture, The Square
Schwanzer-Trakt, 1st floor, Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2


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