Architekturzentrum Wien

The architecture Wien (Az W) is an architecture center in Vienna's Museum Quarter, which sees itself as an exhibition, event and research on the subject of architecture and planning. The subjects are architecture and urbanism of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Architecture Centre Vienna is the architecture museum in Austria.


A_show In the permanent exhibition. Austrian Architecture in the 20th and 21st century is represented the national architectural history from 1850 to the present. The exhibitions show contemporary architecture, open up new perspectives on architectural history and future developments.

With a series of events is architecture " everyday phenomenon and as a complex process of cultural discipline, " shown. This includes work lectures, panel discussions, guided tours, children's workshops, publications and architecture congresses and symposia. It is also known the Museum Café and Restaurant CORBACI with its striking interior design ( design: Anne Lacaton, Jean -Philippe Vassal, tiles Ceiling: Asiye Kolbai - Kafalier ).

In addition, the Documentation and Research Department of the Az W in charge of a special library ( reference library with a stock of about 32,000 publications), an online architecture database architecture Archiv Austria, the available on-line architect lexicon Vienna from 1770 to 1945 as well as an extensive archive and a collection of 20th and 21st centuries.


The institution was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organization. It was created on the basis of a joint initiative of the Republic of Austria and the City of Vienna. It is subsidized by the bm: bwk and the municipal departments MA 7 culture department and MA 18 business group - urban development, transport, climate protection, energy planning and citizen participation ( which also operates the Vienna Planning Workshop as a presentation center for urban and regional planning). It is managed Az W from Dietmar Steiner, director and Karin Lux, management.

In October 2001, the Az W got after eight years of temporary exhibition industry in the Museumsquartier its present location. There, around 1000 square meters of exhibition space are available. 2013 celebrates the Architecture Center Vienna its 20th anniversary.