The steel trusses that fit so well into the architecture of the Kunsthaus have had a previous life. For decades they supported the roof of a commercial depot on the site of an emerging Viennese urban develop-ment area called ‘VILLAGE IM DRITTEN’. Following recycling-based deconstruction carried out on the site by BauKarussell for ARE Austrian Real Estate, the trusses were given a second life. Their reuse conserves resources and saves CO2. Buildings can be seen as ‘urban mines’ – appropriate planning allows the existing resource potential to be increased. The concept of ‘Social Urban Mining’ was developed by BauKarussell with the aim of promoting a circular economy construc-tion sector with added social value. BauKarussell follows the practice of dismantling in cooperation with social economy partner companies.
SoWAS, from 2021
Institute of Logistics Engineering/Graz University of Technology, City of Graz
By now almost all of us are familiar with the self-service area at the post office – where you can pick up and drop off parcels 24 hours a day. But a ‘Paketbox’ parcel box can do even more than this.
Expedition Re-Frost/Anthroprint, 2020–2021
Two solar cells, car batteries, a heat pump, hose and cable are combined by visual artist, architect, draughtsman and inventor Markus Jeschaunig to build a utopian machine that uses melting energy to turn water back into ice.
Richard Buckminster Fuller: Bedienungsanleitung für das Raumschiff Erde und andere Schriften, Hamburg 2010
Ocean Earth, 1993
Hg. Peter Weibel
Wasserplanung für Europa, 1998
In 1980, Peter Fend, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Jenny Holzer, Peter Nadin, Richard Prince and Robin Winters founded the ‘Ocean Earth Construction and Development Corporation’ (OECD), generally known as ‘Ocean Earth’. Artists, architects and scientists collaborate in an interdisciplinary approach, with interests that include carbon-free energy production (such as solar and wind energy, energy from ocean circulation, conversion of organic waste, hydrogen) and mariculture facilities for algae production.
Ohne Titel (untitled), 2013
As a medium between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, the photogram has been part of Kupelwieser’s diverse œuvre from the 1980s until today.
redesign Eisenerz, Stadtgemeinde Eisenerz, Nussmüller Architekten, SCAN – Agentur für Markt- und Gesellschaftsanalytik, 2006–2021
Municipality of Eisenerz, Nussmüller Architects, SCAN – Agency for Market and Social Analysis
Rostfest 2020, 2020
Rostfest 2021, 2021
The ‘Urban Camping’ of the identity-building Rostfest festival and the Alpin Resort are proof of the strategy’s success, as is the Nordic Education Center (NAZ) and the ‘Forschungszentrum am Berg’ research site.
Der Boden und die Uneinsichtigkeit (The soil and the invisibleness), 2021
Drawings: Viktoria Zink, Scientific support: Gabriel Kirchmair
Viktoria Zink draws selected organisms, in this instance found in a near-natural beech forest.