'TURN ON PARTNER'
Architects talk directly with industry: the complex processes of creating architecture rely on an ever-growing exchange between, on the one hand, an industry that researches and produces, and, on the other, architects.
'TURN ON PARTNER' connects commerce with architectural professionals through direct dialogue.
'TURN ON' - Buildings
Under the headings of residential housing, infrastructure and transport, sustainability and energy efficiency, countryside and building, old versus new, and digital design methods, specific figures from the Austrian architecture scene have been invited to give a series of talks. Renowned guests from abroad will also feature in the programme. Apart from the projects discussed in the talks, central architectural themes and problems will be addressed.
'TURN ON TALK'
With a spotlight on the economy, politics and research, this year's round-table discussion tackles a controversial subject: the role of the engaged client in facilitating ambitious architecture and what they bring to the development of building culture. What does it mean to be an engaged client in the context of a country village, a medium-sized town, an old historic town, or, indeed, a large European city?
'TURN ON' is organised by the Architekturstiftung Österreich; the Festival Coordinator is Margit Ulama.
It takes place on:
Friday 11 March 2011: 1.00pm to 7.00pm, TU Wien, Kuppelsaal, 1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13, entrance free
Saturday 12 March 2011: 1.00pm - 10.00pm, ORF RadioKulturhaus, 1040 Vienna, Argentinierstrasse 30a, entrance free