On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Wienerberger AG, 110 architects from 18 European countries as well as local architecture students were invited to a symposium held at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. The cooperation between MAK and Wienerberger was held under the motto “Space and Experience: Architecture for a better living”.

Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG and MAK’s General Director formally opened the symposium led by curator Nicole Stoecklmayr. The participants discussed the added value architecture can already create today for a better living and the output of these discussion will be the basis for the formulation of hypotheses on possible scenarios and design tasks to shape the future.
The outcomes of the symposium will be turned into a special architecture exhibition “Space and Experience: Architecture for a better living” during the Vienna Biennale for Change in May 2019: Brave new virtues: Shaping our Digital World.
Key note speaker Jan Knikker from MVRDV, Rotterdam together with the presenters Brian Cody (Energy Design, Graz), Gert Kwekkeboom(Civic Architects, Amsterdam), Mark Neuner (mostlikely, Vienna), Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio, London), Petra Petersson (Realarchitektur, Berlin) and Chien-Shu Tzou and Gregorio Lubroth (Tzou Lubroth Architekten, Vienna) engaged in lively discussions with the auditorium and enabled an intensive exchange of viewpoints and opinions with the participants.

Keynote Speaker Jan Knikker, MVRDV Amsterdam © Wienerberger AG

Nicole Stoecklmayr, Brian Cody, Claudia Pasquero, Gert Kwekkeboom © Wienerberger AG

Welcome by Heimo Scheuch © Wienerberger AG

Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger AG © Wienerberger AG

Welcome by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein © Wienerberger AG

Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director MAK © Wienerberger AG

Preparations started © Wienerberger AG

Keynote Lecture by Jan Knikker (MVRDV, Rotterdam/Shanghai/Paris)

Gert Kwekkeboom (Civic Architects, Amsterdam)

Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogic Studio, London)

Mark Neuner (mostlikely, Vienna)

Petra Petersson (Realarchitektur, Berlin)

Chieh-Shu Tzou & Gregorio Lubroth (Tzou Lubroth Architekten, Vienna)

Brian Cody (Energy Design Cody, Graz)

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