Over the last half century, the Austrian State of Vorarlberg has developed an international reputation for its radical yet sensitive and considered approach to architecture, design and building. A combination of innovative architects and clients, liberal building and planning regulations, an aspiring regional government and open-minded public has paved the way for a built environment and culture with design quality at its heart. Ecological sensitivity, the value placed on traditional and innovative crafts and skills, investment in young designers, and good understanding of local materials and landscape all contribute to the Vorarlberg phenomenon. On the basis of some striking examples, Wolfgang Fiel, Lecturer at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Co-director of the Institute for Cultural Policy in Vienna, attempts to trace the evolution of this development from its roots in the late 50´s of the last century to the current day.
When: Monday, April 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Where: University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation,
3835 Campus Drive, MD 20742
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.
© Bernhard Faustenhammer / Exhibition Opening in Toronto on January 27, 2017