In 1924 the "Justícia i Pau" association in Barcelona built a socio-cultural centre with a school, theatre, offices, canteen, bar and library. This building had remained empty since the 1980s until its renovation by Flores & Prats, when it was awoken to new life. The original spirit of the association's development has been retained.
The architect duo Flores & Prats has proven their capacity for fine precision work and enjoyable experimentation with a conversion process that was economical in terms of both resources and cost: existing structural components were painstakingly studied, interpreted and redeployed in the design. In addition to theatre spaces, bar, shop and foyer on the ground floor space for audiences, the local scene and the neighbourhood is provided. So the building is linked with the neighbourhood’s social memory, which was tied for the most part to the "Justícia i Pau" association.
Vienna numbers among the fastest growing cities in Europe. Where does this leave space for socio-cultural infrastructure in the new housing quartiers, and what might these look like? This series of events presents architecture for community life in the 21st century.
Lecture: Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores, Flores & Prats, Barcelona
Response: Wilfried Kühn, Professor for Spatial Design, Vienna University of Technology
This event is a cooperation of Az W with IBA_Vienna.
In a joint series of lectures, the Az W and the IBA_Vienna call international architects to Vienna, who are taking a new path in their projects. The debut will take place on the 20th of September with Dorte Mandrup, architect from Denmark.
In a joint series of lectures, the Az W and the IBA_Vienna call international architects to Vienna, who are taking a new path in their projects. The second guest is the Indian architect Anupama Kundoo.
#4 in this series of events brings the renowned Parisian architect Philippe Gazeau to Vienna.
In a joint series of lectures, the Az W and the IBA_Vienna call international architects to Vienna, who are taking a new path in their projects. The third guest is Kazuyo Sejima.
How can major buildings of post-war modernity be transformed socially, culturally, functionally and technically? The House of Statistics in Berlin (Haus der Statistik) is developing an exemplary project for a social city development.
Seit 2017 laden das Architekturzentrum Wien und die IBA_Wien internationale Architekt*innen in einer gemeinsamen Veranstaltungsreihe nach Wien, die in ihren Projekten neue Wege gehen. Der nächste Gast im Oktober ist Verena von Beckerath vom Berliner Büro Heide & von Beckerath.
Since 2017, the Architekturzentrum Wien and the IBA_Wien have been inviting international architects to Vienna in a joint series of events that will open up new paths in their projects. go.
In Red Vienna, socio-cultural infrastructures were an integral part of the planning of new residential neighbourhood - how can this tried and tested practice be transferred into today? In its eleventh edition, the event series is dedicated to the topic of living together in the city.