Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg
"Getting Things Done" is a touring exhibition showcasing the architecture of Vorarlberg, the westernmost province in Austria. It is curated by Wolfgang Fiel and sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum.
The province of Vorarlberg has seen its building culture develop along a special path with a movement beginning in the late 1950s and early 1960s called the Vorarlberger Bauschule (Vorarlberg School of Building), known for its sustainable and innovative style. Featuring 70 panels that showcase over 230 architectural projects with more than 700 photographs, the exhibit provides a creative approach illustrating the origins, different lines of development, and the status quo of the distinctive built environment of Vorarlberg.
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.
Exhibits and Displays
Exhibition Room, Medjuck Architecture Building, 5410 Spring Garden Road at Brunswick Street
Opening: Monday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Architecture office: 902-494-3971Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg