Roland Rainer. (Un)Umstritten. Neue Erkenntnisse zum Werk (1936–1963)
Eröffnung: Fr 19.10., 19:00
Pressekonferenz: Fr 19.10., 11:00, Az W-Bibliothek
Spätestens seit der von der Stadt Wien in Auftrag gegebenen Studie über personenbezogene Straßennamen, worin der Roland-Rainer-Platz als „Fall mit Diskussionsbedarf“ eingestuft wurde, traten Fragen zu den biografischen Selbstauslassungen des Architekten in Bezug zur NS-Zeit auf.
Roland Rainer (1910–2004) zählt zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen Architekt*innen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Bauten wurden zu Identitätsträgern für ein modernes und demokratisches Österreich.
Rainers Siedlungskonzept für die „gegliederte und aufgelockerte Stadt“, in Ansätzen realisiert am Mauerberg in Wien (1962–1963) und in Puchenau bei Linz (ab 1963), gelten bis heute als wichtiges Modell für den verdichteten Wohnbau. In der NS-Zeit eignete sich Rainer in der Deutschen Akademie für Städtebau, Reichs- und Landesplanung das Wissen der städtebaulichen Grundlagenforschung an, das ihm nach 1945 als Basis für eine Reihe von theoretischen Publikationen diente. Die Kontinuität der Konzepte im Werk Rainers und seine berufliche Karriere verweisen auf seine Anpassungsfähigkeit an die verschiedenen politischen Systeme. In Publikationen und Texten von und über Rainer wurde bisher die NS-Zeit aber ausgeklammert.
Die Übernahme des Nachlasses in die Sammlung des Az W 2015 gab Anlass, sein Œuvre und seine Biografie neu zu befragen. Im SammlungsLab #3 werden nun in Kooperation mit der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien die ersten Ergebnisse einer im In- und Ausland erfolgten umfassenden Archivrecherche in einer Ausstellung und einem Symposium zur Diskussion gestellt.
Kuratorinnen: Ingrid Holzschuh, Monika Platzer, Waltraud Indrist
Gestaltung/Grafik: Waltraud Indrist
European Year of Cultural Heritage: ACE conference on Adaptive Re-use and Transition of the Built Heritage, 23 November in Leeuwarden (NL)
In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), ACE is organising a full day conference on the theme "Adaptive Re-use and Transition of the Built Heritage". The event will take place on Friday 23 November in Leeuwarden (Netherlands), of of the 2018 EU Capitals of Culture.
The ACE Internationalisation & New Business Models (IBM) Task Force has produced a brochure (in 2 versions) to highlight the main reasons for working with European Architects.
Free download available:
Are you planning to work in another EU country? ACE has created a step by step guide through the registration process.
Check here to see the infograph.
On 28 June, the European Commission, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the Architects’ Council of Europe and the European Association for Architectural Education announced the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 (YTAA 2018).
The 4 awarded architects are:
Berlin University of the Arts;
In June, the Parliament and the Council adopted in the same terms the Directive on a Proportionality Test before adoption of new regulation of professions (Directive 2018/958 of 28 June 2018). The text was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 9 July and entered into force 20 days later. This Directive lays down rules for a common framework for conducting proportionality assessments before introducing new, or amending existing, legislative, regulatory or administrative provisions restricting access to, or the pursuit of, regulated professions, with a view to ensuring the proper functioning of the internal market, while guaranteeing a high level of consumer protection. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 30 July 2020.
On 9 July 2018, the revised Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) (Directive 2018/844/EU) entered into force, closing the legislative procedure started in November 2016. Decarbonising the existing highly inefficient building stock is one of its long term goals. The Directive promotes cost-effective renovation work, introduces a smartness indicator for buildings, simplifies the inspections of heating and air conditioning systems and promotes electro-mobility by setting up a framework for parking spaces for electric vehicles. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 10 March 2020. The Commission shall review this Directive by 1 January 2026 at the latest, in the light of the experience gained and progress made during its application, and, if necessary, make proposals. As part of that review, the Commission shall assess in particular the need for further improvement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
The ACE calls for an ambitious implementation of the Directive by the Commission and Member States. It welcomes some improvements (renovation targets, consideration of well-being and comfort) but regrets that the co-legislators have not gone far enough in some areas (EPCs, disclosure of data, measurement of actual performance). Read the ACE position on the final EPBD.
On 3 October 2017, the Commission presented a package of two Communications and one Recommendation in the area of public procurement. The first Communication sets out the priority areas for improvement in the area of public procurement both at Member State and Commission level, while the Recommendation provides for steps to be taken by Member States for the professionalisation of public buyers. In June 2018, MEPs of the Internal Market committee (IMCO) adopted a report in response to this package. MEPs expressed disappointment at the pace at which many Member States have transposed the 2014 public procurement directives and by the many delays, urging them to swiftly complete the transposition. They asked the EU Commission to better and more clearly organise the guides and other tools developed to help Member States with the implementation of the public procurement framework in a more accessible and user-friendly way. They also welcomed the fact that many EU countries had made provisions for the use of quality criteria (including the best price-quality ratio) and encourage its systematic application. The report said that contracting authorities should apply “other criteria than the lowest price or cost effectiveness only, including qualitative, environmental and/or social aspects”, and consider the full life-cycle of products, including their impact on the environment, in their purchasing decisions. This IMCO report is due to be voted by the full House in September’s plenary session.
On 30 May, the EU Commission published a proposal for a regulation establishing the next Creative Europe Programme (2021 to 2027), the EU Commission's framework programme for support to the audiovisual and culture sectors, including architecture. The Commission proposed horizontal actions to support cultural platforms and networks (such as the ACE ConnectArch network) and to support the mobility of cultural professionals and their operation at international level. The Commission also proposed sectorial actions targeting specifically the Architecture sector: "targeted actions for the mobility of operators, capacity-building, audience development and internationalisation of the cultural heritage and architecture sectors, promotion of Baukultur, support for the safeguarding, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage and its values through awareness-raising, networking and peer-to-peer learning activities". The Council and Parliament will discuss the Commission's proposal in the coming months.
The Romanian Order of Architects (OAR) is pleased to announce the election of its new President, arch. Alexandru Găvozdea, by the National Conference held on 30 June - 1 July 2018.
Alexandru Găvozdea is the founder of the a.plan architectural practice from Sibiu, in 2006. In 2004, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Bucharest University of Architecture and Urban Planning and holds a PhD in Built Heritage Preservation. He is a certified urban planner, a specialist in urban history studies and heritage protection and a judicial technical expert near the Ministry of Justice.
At European and international level, he is committed to work for the further strengthening of the OAR cooperation with the Architects Council of Europe (ACE), the International Union of Architects (UIA) and other regional and international organisations. Thus, by sharing good practices and successful experiences in architectural design and urban planning with his fellow architects from around the world, he aims at advancing the interests of the architectural profession and increasing the quality of architecture and, ultimately, the quality of people’s living standard and well-being
Alan Jones has been elected as the next President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Alan will take over the two-year presidential term from Ben Derbyshire next year (1 September 2019); from 1 September 2018 he will officially become RIBA President Elect.
Alan Jones is a chartered architect, director of his own architecture practice based in County Antrim, Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast and the RIBA’s Vice President for Education.
For the first time, UK students hoping for a career as an architect can access two apprenticeships as a route into the profession.
Apprenticeships are an initiative backed by government, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) and industry. Employers are able to access funding to take on apprentices and enable them apprentices to receive on and off-the-job training while earning a salary.
Two sets of standards for the UK were developed through the collaborative working of an Architecture Trailblazer Group of 20 practices supported by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and several UK universities.
Approved in June 2018 by the IfA, the Architectural Assistant apprenticeship encompasses a UK Part 1 level qualification (first degree) and the Architect Apprenticeship encompasses Part 2 and Part 3 level qualifications. It is hoped this new route to registration in the UK will be a significant step towards diversifying the profession by providing increased accessibility to education and employment.
As ARB and RIBA are fully supportive of this exciting new route into the profession and welcomed the opportunity to work with a range of organisations on this initiative to ensure all relevant requirements for registration, the prescription of qualifications in the UK and RIBA Chartered Membership would be covered by the apprenticeships’ framework. The ARB website features a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist institutions considering developing provision and will host guidance for apprentices in the near future. The RIBA website features information for practices and those interested in becoming apprentices.
Both apprenticeships are expected to be offered by UK universities from September 2018
On 29 May Mr. Juris Poga was elected new President of the Latvian Association of Architects. The Council of the Latvian Association of Architects Congress was also renewed and a new Board of Directors is in place since July.
> On the occasion of The Latvian Association of Architects' Congress architects were introduced to a study about the improvement of continuous education of architects and participated in a discussion about guidelines of the Architectural law in Latvia.
> The Liepaja State Gymnasium No. 1 ( architect Ilze Meksha, Wonderfull Ltd) was awarded the Grand Prix of the Latvian Architecture Award 2018.
More information www.latarh.lv
The presentation of the Davos Declaration 2018 took place at the head office of the Order of Architects of Madrid (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid) on Friday 8 June 2018. It was attended by the instigators of the Declaration together with representatives of the main institutions and entities related to culture, architecture, heritage and society. ACE President Georg Pendl, CSCAE President Lluis Comeron and other ACE Delegates took part to the debate.
See here the full video of the event.
Booking Opens for the 2018 RIAI Annual Conference, Dublin RDS Main Hall, 5-6 October
Booking has now opened for the biggest Irish architectural gathering of the year – The RIAI Annual Conference 2018. An impressive line-up of international and national speakers will discuss this year’s conference theme Leadership | Innovation | Creativity including Professor Phillip G. Bernstein from the Yale School of Architecture who will discuss why architecture needs a new business model; Sadie Morgan, a Director of drmm Architects in London, will share how architects extend their influence into areas such as London’s new transport infrastructure High Speed Two; while architect Philip Vivian, a Director of Sydney-based Bates Smart Architects will speak on developing architectural practice through design competitions.
For further information on the speakers and the programme click here
All Eyes on Ireland - FREESPACE, La Biennale di Venezia, until 25 November
Open to the public until Sunday 25 November 2018, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled FREESPACE, is curated by Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. For further information click here
In addition, the digital edition of Architecture Ireland issued a special edition on the Venice Biennale, which is now available to view online
RIAI Marked ‘International Women in Architecture Day’ on 17 July
The RIAI marked 'International Women in Architecture Day' on 17 July. This was the second year of the hugely popular event curated by RIAI Past President Carole Pollard.
The event featured talks on the Irish pavilion at the Venice Biennale Free Market by two of its curators Miriam Delaney and Tara Kennedy. The Members and guests were welcomed to the RIAI by CEO Kathryn Meghen and President David Brown.
Click here for further information
RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2018
The RIAI announced on 8 June – at a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House, attended by over 350 – the winners of 2018 RIAI Architecture Awards. Now in their 29th year and with 15 categories, this year’s shortlist included 32 projects, spanning 12 counties across Ireland as well as an international project in India. The jury chose 20 Award Winners and gave awards to 12 Highly Commended and 8 Commended entries. 2018 saw the highest number of entries to the awards since before the recession and the standard was so high that the jury also selected 63 projects for exhibition, which will be shown at the RIAI offices and online later this year. Full details and images of all the winning projects are available at www.riai.ie.
ACE is currently involved in four European co-funded research projects with three more being in the stage of Grant Agreement preparation, expected to start in November 2018
All projects address issues related to sustainability, climate change, resource efficiency and building renovation. The projects develop and test for instance innovative building envelope systems and technologies, BIM, CPD training, desicion support tools for occupants and business models to finance energy retrofits, along with policy position papers. Through these ACE seeks to promote the architects’ role in energy efficient construction and urban regeneration, to influence cutting edge research and make it more applicable for European architects.
Read here ACE project's news
ACE Webinar on Level(s): Report, video and presentations available
On 25 June, in collaboration with BUILD UP, ACE organised a webinar to inform architects about Level(s) and invite them to engage with piloting the Level(s) scheme. Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework developed by the EU Commission to improve the sustainability of buildings. Using existing standards, it provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment. Speakers discussed the aims, applicability, case studies and benefits of the Level(s) scheme and outlined ways of participating in the testing phase. A summary of the webinar, speakers' presentations and a recording of the session are available on the ACE website.
EU Sustainable Energy Week: ACE Energy Day and Policy Conference
On 7 June, in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), ACE organised a half-day public workshop on the theme Smart and Smart-er: Architecture and Building Performance, in order to discuss the opportunities and risks raised by digitalisation, data collection and the use of smart technologies in buildings; as well as the potential benefits of data collection and smart building management on architectural quality and occupant well-being. All speakers' presentations and video recording of the sesions are available on the ACE website. The day before, ACE Executive Board Member Ruth Schagemann participated in a EUSEW Policy Conference on the Contribution of Energy Smart Solutions to Social Cohesion.
Architektur.Film.Sommer 2018 - Kinoabende im Hof des Az W
Eröffnung: Mi 01.08., 20:00
weitere Termine: 08., 15., 29.08., jeweils 20:00
Die sechste Ausgabe des Architekturfilmfestivals steht unter dem Motto „Habitat 2.0 – Aus Alt mach Neu".
Wir präsentieren Filme, die sich mit dem innovativen Umgang und der (Neu)Nutzung von bestehenden Infrastrukturen auseinandersetzen, sei es in Städten oder auf dem Land. Funktionieren die Wohnmaschinen der Moderne noch? Was geschieht mit leerstehenden Gewerbeflächen und gibt es Konzepte, diese ökologisch und sozial aufzuwerten? Wie lässt sich eine Revitalisierung alternativ und kooperativ finanzieren? Aus zahlreichen internationalen Einreichungen wurden Dokumentationen, Spielfilme, Kurzfilme und experimentelle Formate ausgewählt. An vier Sommerabenden werden sie das Publikum im Hof des Az W unterhalten, informieren und zum Diskurs anregen.
Eine Kooperation des Az W mit wonderland – platform for european architecture und dem MuseumsQuartier Wien
Jury Open Call: Lene Benz, Marlene Rutzendorfer, Daniela Bernold
Location: Im Hof des Architekturzentrum Wien
Schlechtwetterlocation: Az W Podium
Tickets: Eintritt frei!
Europas beste Bauten. Preis der Europäischen Union für zeitgenössische Architektur.
Anlässlich des österreichischen EU-Vorsitzes zeigt das Az W die besten europäischen Architekturprojekte aus den letzten zwei Jahren. Im Zentrum steht dieses Jahr erstmals der Wohnbau.
Megnyitó: 08.22. szerda, 19:00
Nyitva: 08.23.-10.22., Ausstellungshalle 2
Der Mies van der Rohe Award ist der wichtigste europäische Architekturpreis. Sein Hauptanliegen ist die Anerkennung und Würdigung herausragender Verdienste im Bereich der Architektur innerhalb Europas. Es werden Projekte ausgezeichnet, deren innovativer Charakter als Orientierung, wenn nicht sogar als Manifest für die Entwicklung zeitgenössischer Architektur dient. Der Preis versteht sich auch als Förderung des Berufsstandes an sich und als Ermutigung für Architekt*innen am Beginn ihrer Karriere. Beide Preise – Hauptpreis und Sonderauszeichnung „Emerging Architect“ – werden für eine außergewöhnliche Leistung in konzeptueller, technischer und baulicher Hinsicht verliehen. Alle zwei Jahre wird der mit insgesamt € 80.000 (Hauptpreis: € 60.000, Emerging Architect-Preis: € 20.000) dotierte Preis ausgelobt und vergeben.
Der diesjährige Preis und die Ausstellung überzeugen mit 2 Hauptgewinnern aus dem Bereich Wohnbau: DeFlat Kleiburg in Amsterdam von NL architects gemeinsam mit XVW Architectuur sowie der Emerging Architect Winner Navez social housing in Brüssel von MSA/V. Besonders ersteres Projekt ist wegweisend, befasst es sich doch mit der partizipativen Sanierung und Aufwertung eines Großwohnbaus aus den 1960er Jahren.
Insgesamt wurden von über 400 europäischen Institutionen und Expert*innen sowie einer hochkarätigen Jury 40 Projekte nominiert und 5 davon als Finalisten ausgewählt. Sie alle sind in der Ausstellung zu sehen.
Eröffnung der Ausstellung/ Podiumsdiskussion:
Mo 16.04.2018., 19:00, Az W Podium
Ausstellung: 17.04.–28.05.2018, Az W Galerie
Im Sog der 1968er-Bewegung kam es zu einem Wandel in der Wiener Sozialpolitik. Baulich manifestierte sich diese Aufbruchstimmung mit der Eröffnung der "Stadt des Kindes" 1974.
Die im Typus einer Idealstadt ausgebildete Anlage des Architekten Anton Schweighofer verkörperte die neuen Leitideen des Wohlfahrtsstaates: Durchlässigkeit und Gemeinschaft. Die Stadt des Kindes avancierte zu einem Vorzeigeprojekt für die Politik. Als pädagogisches Experiment für die Unterbringung „gefährdeter“ Kinder und Jugendlicher scheiterte sie an ihren selbstgestellten Ansprüchen. 2002 wurde sie geschlossen und größtenteils abgerissen.
Im zweiten SammlungsLab treffen beeindruckende Objekte aus der Sammlung des Az W auf die Erinnerungen ehemaliger Bewohner*innen. Dabei stellt sich die Frage nach dem ambivalenten Verhältnis zwischen Architektur und gesellschaftlicher Praxis.
Kuratorin: Monika Platzer
Gestaltung/Grafik: Robert Rüf
Dank an: Wien Holding
Interview with Georg Pendl, elected ACE President for 2018/2019
On 1 December 2017 Arch. Georg Pendl was elected as new ACE President for the years 2018-2019. Mr Pendl has enjoyed a long collaboration with the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and acted as Executive Board Member, Area Coordinator, Work Group Chairman and Head of the Austrian Delegation. Read the interview
ACE Response to the targeted consultation on the Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation
The purpose of this targeted consultation is to receive stakeholder feedback on the draft Guidance on Public Procurement of Innovation, announced in the Public Procurement package of 3 October 2017.
Read the ACE answer
ACE endorses the Davos Declaration calling for a high-quality Baukultur for Europe
On 21-22 January 2018, the European Ministers of Culture and stakeholders from the heritage and cultural sectors, including the Architects Council of Europe (ACE), attended a conference dedicated to Baulkultur at the invitation of the President of the Swiss Confederation. On this occasion, they adopted a Declaration, which highlights the benefits of a high-quality Baukultur to society and pathways for promoting and achieving it in Europe.
Read more on the ACE website
On 19 December, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings. The outcome of the trilogue was presented to EU ambassadors the following day, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.
The Directive encourages energy efficiency and will increase energy savings in the building sector. It brings the existing rules up to date by taking into account recent technological developments.
Increasing the renovation of the EU's building stock over the next few years to increase it's energy performance is crucial. The new simplified framework will cover the speed, quality and effectiveness of building renovation, with the long-term aim of moving to the decarbonisation of buildings.
In December 2017, the Commission adopted a package of infringement decisions, several aspectes of which concern the architectural profession:
Public Procurement: the Commission decided to take Austria, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Spain to the EU Court of Justice over the failure to notify complete transposition of EU rules on public procurement and concessions into national law. All Member States were obliged to notify the transposition of the latest Public Procurement rules by 18 April 2016.
Services: the Commission decided to refer Austria to the EU Court of Justice due to overly restrictive rules on the provision of services by architects, engineers, patent attorneys and veterinarians. Austrian legislation imposes a number of requirements on regulated professions: head office requirements, legal form and excessive shareholding requirements; and restrictions on multidisciplinary companies. The Commission holds the view that these requirements create unjustified obstacles to the provision of services by these professions.
Professional Qualifications: the Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Cyprus for not recognising the professional training in the fields of engineering & architecture acquired by Cypriot citizens in other Member States, which does not seem to be in line with Directive 2005/36/EC. In addition, national rules do not fully respect the principle of automatic recognition of professional qualifications acquired by architects abroad as laid down in Article 49 of Directive 2005/36/EC. Cyprus now has two months to remedy the situation; otherwise, the Commission may decide to send a reasoned opinion to Cyprus.
On 18 January 2018, in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted a report on the implementation of Directive 2013/55/EU (amending Directive 2005/36/EC) as regards regulation and the need for reform in professional services. The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) congratulates the Rapporteurs for their work on this important issue and welcomes the report, which contributes to a greater recognition of the importance of the quality of professional services and their benefits to the society. Read more
A provisional agreement was reached between the Council and the Parliament upon conclusion of the third trilogue on 19 December 2017. The agreed text is expected to be formally adopted by both institutions in January-February 2018.
The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects BNA – together with project developer Synchroon - is organizing the 2nd edition of the Next Step Program. This program offers young architects the possibility to make the next step in their professional career, and a learning environment. Nominees, and finalists receive professional training and a platform for promotion and discussion, and networking with established masters and potential clients. The winner receives the Next Step Award, a cash prize of 10.000 euros. Young foreign designers and architects are welcome to participate if their project was realised in the Netherlands.
Registration is open until 28 February 2018 on the website: www.nextstepprogram.nl/
SHAPING EDUCATION: ARCHITECTURE / COMUNICATION / EDUCATION!
CCA is organising Days of Architects 2.0 with newly acquired experience from the first Days of Architects 1.0 and with the desire to continue the traditional annual gathering of all Croatian architects, as well as all other architectural professionals.
We will again be the central place where annually we will present and discuss important topics for the work of architects and engineers in Croatia. The current and expertly designed program will also be based on plenary lectures, presentations and round tables.
The central theme of the Days of Architects 2.0 is SHAPING EDUCATION: ARCHITECTURE / EDUCATION / COMUNICATION! We will discuss lifelong education of architects or professional education, higher education of architects faced with new business and market opportunities, vocational education, education of children in the issues of built environment, architecture, urbanism and heritage, so that as adult citizens, future users of spaces, they can understand the space around them, the architecture of educational.
DAYS OF ARCHITECTS 2.0, from May 3 to 5 2018, Rovinj, Hotel Lone
New Executive Board 2018-2021
On 16 November 2017 Architect Lluís Comerón Graupera, President of the Order of Architects of Catalonia, was elected President of the CSCAE for the period 2018-2021. The CSCAE Executive Board for the period 2018-2021 consists of:
To know more: https://www.cscae.com/index.php/es/conoce-cscae/area-presidencia/4667-renovacion-del- equipo-de-gobierno-del-cscae
3rd edition of Architectour.lu
Architectour.lu has become the reference guide for discovering contemporary architecture and urban planning in Luxembourg. Architectour.lu contributes to the promotion of the country as part of the "Luxembourg - let's make it happen" campaign of the Ministry of the Economy (www.inspiringluxembourg.com and www.visitluxembourg.com)
More information on the OAI website
Towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.
The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) launches its second edition: Schools registration is now open.
- YTAA 2018 will grant more awards: 4 Winners among 12 Finalists;
- Schools can start selecting Graduation projects presented by students between August 1st, 2016 and December 31st, 2017;
- To stimulate the competitiveness and quality of European architecture education, schools from two guest countries will be invited to participate in YTAA 2018: China and South Korea.
February 22 Deadline for school’s submissions
March 27 Deadline for student’s submissions
The Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) launches its second edition supporting the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects.
YTAA is organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe with the support of Creative Europe as an extension of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, and World- Architects as Founding Partner.
By bringing together the most talented graduated architects and some of the best architecture firms and institutions in Europe, the Winners of the YTAA will have the opportunity to develop comprehensive strategies enhancing synergies and complementarities with the firms and institutions of their choice.
The first edition of the award in 2016 had a very successful participation with 211 architecture, urban and landscape graduation projects submitted by 268 students from over 100 Schools and 86 European cities.
YTAA 2018 wants to open up its scope and generate a stronger debate by increasing its geographical span and the number of finalists and winners. This second edition entails the consolidation of the Award, higher participation is therefore expected.
YTAA will reflect the reality and complexity of education throughout its process. This is why the number of designs that each school can nominate is in accordance with its total number of enrolled students.
“YTAA seeks to become a privileged observatory of architectural education, so the proposed works are not limited by scale or programme. The Jury selection for each biennial edition represents an extensive overview of quality architectural design but the common denominator remains the contribution that these designs make to the built environment” explains Michel Magnier, Director for Culture and Creativity at the European Commission.
A group of shortlisted works will be selected in order to illustrate different ways of working, designing and communicating. Four winners, one more than the first edition, will be chosen by an international Jury from a list of twelve finalists.
All nominated designs will be published online and will become part of the YTAA Archive as a recognition to their authors and the Schools. The four Winners will be supported in the creation of a network with the architects and critics involved in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award and the Future Architecture Platform. They will also receive 5.000€ each, a profile in World Architects and furniture from USM.
The results of YTAA 2018 will be presented in a traveling exhibition that will start its journey in Venice, at the 2018 Architecture Biennale. YTAA benefits from the partnership of the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the local partner in Venice is The European Cultural Centre (ECC). The organization of YTAA 2018 counts with the participation of Jung and Jansen and the support of USM.
YTAA Calendar 2018
More information here: http://www.ytaaward.com/
Vortrag - Diskussion
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Der Zyklus '"Von Achleitner bis Zschokke - Architektur braucht Kritik" findet am DI, 23. Jänner 2018 im Presseclub Concordia seinen Höhepunkt mit einem Vortrag der deutschen Architekturkritikerin Ursula Baus und einem anschließenden Podiumsgespräch mit MedienexpertInnen. Mehr
Exkursion Historisches Niederösterreich
Anlässlich der 2017 erschienenen ORTE-Publikation "Architekturlandschaft Niederösterreich - 1848 bis 1918", macht sich ORTE nächsten Sommer erneut unter der Leitung der Architektur-historikerin Iris Meder auf den Weg.
Zwischen Mariazell und der Wachau führt eine Exkursion am 7. und 8. Juli 2018 zu prominenten aber auch verborgenen Glanzlichtern im Mostviertel, die Eingang in den Architekturführer gefunden haben und nicht durchwegs der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich sind. Mehr
Call for Artists in Residence 2019
ORTE ist Projektpartner des AIR-Programms, das vom Land NÖ geschaffen wurde. Ab sofort können sich ArchitektInnen, RaumplanerInnen, LandschaftsarchitektInnen, DesignerInnen, TheoretikerInnen, KuratorInnen sowie KünsterInnen mit Schwerpunkt Architektur aus dem Ausland für eine Residency im Jahr 2019 bewerben. Die Bewerbungsfrist endet am 31. Mai 2018. Mehr
Tonspuren Ende des Wachstums?
Die Audio-Aufzeichnungen der Vorträge und Gespräche des siebenten ORTE-Symposium zur Raumplanung (Dez. 2017), die den verheerenden Einfluss des unreflektierten Wachstumsstrebens auf die Baukultur beleuchteten, sind ab sofort zum Nachhören abrufbar. Mehr
Fünfundzwanzig Und kein bisschen leise
Fast seit einem Viertel Jahrhundert besteht nun die Chance, sich bei ORTE einzubringen - programmatisch kreativ, kritisch hinterfragend, engagiert aufzeigend, sich als Mitglied des Monats präsentierend.
In jedem Fall: Den hohen Stellenwert der Baukulturvermittlung bezeugend - durch den Erwerb einer eigenen Mitgliedschaft.
ORTE Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich offers a studio apartment in Krems as well as a scholarship
financed by the Federal Province of Lower Austria to architects, space planners, landscape designers, designers, theoreticians, curators and artists focusing their work on architecture.
Further information you will find attached in our press release:
The application deadline for 2019 is May 31st, 2018.
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