EUROPAN 16 Austria – Living Cities
Pioneering ideas for tackling climate change and balancing social, economic and cultural inequalities in cities: the winning submissions to the 2021 EUROPAN competition for Austria
1st edition, 2022
Text in English
120 pages, 46 color and 76 b/w illustrations
20 x 30 cm
EUROPAN is an initiative supported by nine European countries, which stages a bi-annual competition for young architects, landscape and urban designers. Participants are invited to submit innovative and experimental models of urban development. The topic of the 2021 edition of the EUROPAN competition was Living Cities. 2,148 participants from all of Europe, gathered in teams, submitted 677 proposals for 40 cities.
This book features the six winning proposals for the Austrian cities of Graz, Klagenfurt and Linz, presented in detail through photos, plans, and visualizations, as well as concise texts. Their focus is on architectural and urban design interventions and processes. They offer innovative concepts for the use of public space, holistic approaches to resource-saving construction, as well as cross-functional models for the use of space.
The volume is a treasure trove of trend-setting ideas on the future of our cities and the development of a new urban culture.
Contributions by Benni Eder, Susanne Eliasson, Andreas Hofer, Iris Kaltenegger, Elke Krasny, Bart Lootsma, Elisabeth Merk, Akil Scafe-Smith, Paola Viganò, and Bernd Vlay. Photo essay by Bas Princen
Iris Kaltenegger is an architect and general secretary of EUROPAN Austria. She is the founder and president of Open House Vienna – Architecture for All and teaches at the Technical University of Vienna.
Bart Lootsma is an architectural historian, theoretician, critic, and curator, and a board member of EUROPAN Austria. He teaches as a professor of architectural theory at the University of Innsbruck.
EUROPAN Austria is a founding member of Paris-based EUROPAN Europe, the network for architecture and urban design founded in 1989. At a national level, it directs the joint EUROPAN program and assures the development and implementation of new solutions.