IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna


IoA Sliver Lecture Series "In Theory…“

IoA Sliver Lecture Series "In Theory…“

October 18: Manuel DeLanda
November 8: Andrej Radman
November 22: Peter Mörtenböck
December 13: Joanna Zylinska
January 8: Vera Bühlmann

All lectures start at 7pm and take place at the
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Oskar-Kokoscka-Platz 2
Hörsaal 1
1010 Vienna

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Cross Over Studio kick-off & public lectures

 Cross Over Studio kick-off & public lectures

IoA Cross Over Studio
Sarajevo a century of re-construction 1918-2018

Alfredo Brillembourg / Urban-Think Tank
„Architecture is the Answer. But what was the question?!

Clément Willemin / BASE"Known and Unknown“
October 4th, 2pm

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Institute of Architecture
Schwanzer Trakt, 3rd floor, room 309


NEW Cross Over Studio

NEW Cross Over Studio

Directed by Alfredo Brillembourg/Urban-Think Tank,
Guests: Hubert Klumpner/Urban-Think TankNadine Schütz/Echora, and Clément Willemin/Base
IoA Faculty/Galo Moncayo

We don’t need to wait for terrible circumstances to be aware of the potential all around us. What happens when a state of exception becomes the rule? Can architecture emerge as more then just a symbol of survival and adaptation? Ravaged by war and siege, Sarajevo is now trapped in a situation of ongoing political paralysis with no end in sight. Destruction and neglect have transformed the city into a new kind of urban frontier.

The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina epitomizes this phenomenon. Like no other built form in Sarajevo, the ‘People’s Museum’ stands as an icon of resistance and resilience. Its form, collection, and program express an unwavering drive to make something out of nothing.

Founded in 1945 as the Museum of National Liberation, the current modernist structure opened in 1963. Today, a building that once embodied the era’s utopian socialist dreams has become a ruin. 
Situated one hundred meters from a former frontline, exterior traces of shelling and grenade blasts are now a surface level hint of deeper challenges within. 
Unpaid museum staff shiver through freezing winters without heating, while the state withholds resources that would stem the flow of water leaking through the roof. 
Starved of funds and abandoned by government, citizens are activating the site with little or no financial means, reclaiming the museum as a vital civic space of dialogue, culture, and education.

This studio asks a simple question: what can the 21st century Sarajevo be? 
Inspired by forces of solidarity and popular ownership, we will redefine the heart of Sarajevos catalytic urban space.
A temporary strategy of adaptive reuse can become an attractor to suggest a new reading of the site and its surroundings.
The overall effect is a détournement, with the design of landscape, sound and architecture projecting an oppositional message .
In Sarajevo, We will reinforce the message that the CITY belongs to everyone. 
Outwardly dedicated to cultural preservation, its programming poses important questions about how a divided society deals with the trauma of the past. 
But it also suggests that the innate resourcefulness displayed during the siege has the potential to regenerate the CITY.


IoA Finals- and Diploma Reviews, June 21-27

IoA Finals- and Diploma Reviews, June 21-27

Finals Studio Hani Rashid

June 21, 10am
Guests: Lise Anne Couture, Barbara Imhof, Theo Sarantoglou Lalis,
Peter Tapio

Diploma Reviews
June 25, 10 am: Studio Hani Rashid
June 25, 2 pm: Studio Greg Lynn
June 26, 10 am: Studio Kazuyo Sejima

Jury: Greg Lynn (head), Matthias Boeckl, Klaus Bollinger, Brian Cody, Sanford Kwinter, Karin Raith, Hani Rashid, Kazuyo Sejima
Guest: Brian Boigon

Finals Studio Kazuyo Sejima
June 27, 10 am
Guests: Harry Gugger, Katja and Gerold Schneider

Finals Studio Greg Lynn
June 27, 10 am
Guests: Erin Besler, Marie-Therese Harnoncourt

University of Applied Arts, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3, 2nd floor


Yona Friedman, La Ville Spatiale, June 6, 11am

Yona Friedman, La Ville Spatiale, June 6, 11am


Final review with special guest Yona Friedman, Architect, Urban Planner and Designer, Paris

University of Applied Arts Vienna
Stubenring 3, Seminarraum 2 (attic)

ASD – B, advanced structural design seminar ofKlaus Bollinger, Andrei Gheorghe and Florian Medicus

with guests: Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts Vienna; Kristina Schinegger, Architect and Professor at the Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck; Gerd ZillnerPeter Bogner and Jill Meißner, Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation, Vienna


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