With its innovative ideas, especially in the field of social housing, the city of Vienna has long been a pioneer in the global pursuit of new strategies for the design and implementation of forward-thinking urban developments and ways of living. Building on urbanistic and social aspects, Vienna has not only constructed new projects with distinctive qualities throughout the city but also founded and revitalized entire quarters. With their historical roots in “Red Vienna,” these concepts signal dynamic opportunities to enhance the quality of life in a contemporary metropolis by creating model living environments.
The Vienna Model: Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City shines the spotlight on sixty prototypical projects from the last hundred years, with a special focus on the public art that has complemented the city’s housing since the First Republic.
The exhibition The Vienna Model: Housing for the Twenty-First-Century City was originally prepared for the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The updated ensemble of architectural photos, information, videos, and artworks is presented on scaffolding units arranged according to the ten chapters that underlie both the exhibition and Viennese housing policy.