Habitat oder Wie wir wohnen wollen

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from the BUWOG press release:

BUWOG Group is launching a temporary art project on the façade of one of its residential properties on the Hietinger Kai in Vienna, where the company’s headquarters is also located. As part of a competition in cooperation with the Austrian Architectural Foundation, artists from Austria and Germany were invited to develop concepts for a façade display that addresses the issues of architecture, construction and housing in artistic terms and also plays on BUWOG Group’s theme of “happy living”.

From the submissions a jury of experts selected four projects which will be implemented one after the other. The work “Habitat, or how we want to live” by artist duo Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber will start things off. According to the artists, the work addresses the potential of architectural façades as a screen and carrier for communication concerning the production and perception of space between the urban private and municipal public sphere.

Other artists who will present their projects on the BUWOG façades in the future include Anna Zwingl, Christine Rusche and Martin Walde.

“I would like to thank all of the participating artists and experts on the jury and am pleased we are able to visibly integrate the areas of housing and art in public space again”, says Daniel Riedl, CEO of BUWOG Group.

“Architecture and art complement one another in the projects selected, providing passers-by with a new view of the city”, Christian Kühn of the Austrian Architectural Foundation adds.

The jury of experts consisted of artist Eva Schlegel (Jury Chairwoman), Ingrid Fitzek (Director Marketing & Communication BUWOG), Andreas Holler (Managing Director BUWOG), Robert Kniefacz (City of Vienna, Municipal Department 19) and Christian Kühn (Austrian Architectural Foundation).

BUWOG has long encouraged art in the construction of its developments and has also had art projects successfully displayed on its façade at headquarters on the Hietzinger Kai in the past.

About BUWOG Group

BUWOG Group is the leading German-Austrian full-service provider in the residential property business and now looks back on 65 years of expertise. Its high-quality property portfolio encompasses approximately 51,300 units and is distributed evenly throughout Austria and Germany. In addition to asset management (sustainable leasing and portfolio management), the entire value chain of the residential sector is covered by the sales (profitable sale of individual flats as well as properties and portfolios) and development (planning and construction of new buildings in Vienna , Berlin and Hamburg) segments. The shares of BUWOG AG have been listed on the Frankfurt, Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges since the end of April 2014.