Online-Vortragsreihe "MIES UND DIE ANDEREN" - Wolfgang H. Salcher: "Vom Expo-Pavillon in Brüssel zum 21er-Haus in Wien. Eine Metamorphose in 3 Teilen"


21er Haus

The Austrian pavilion for the 1958 Brussels World Expo was designed by architect Karl Schwanzer (1918-1975). Schwanzer is perhaps best known for his BMW Tower (1968-1973) in Munich with its four striking vertical cylinders suspended from a central supporting tower.

The Expo pavilion was later moved to Vienna to house the Museum of the Twentieth Century, the venue for contemporary Austrian and international art. It was adapted to suit the museum’s requirements: the previously open ground floor was glazed in and the courtyard was roofed over.

Between 2009 and 2011 a highly complex project for the renovation, adaptation and extension of the pavilion was undertaken. This project was preceded by an exact survey of the steel and glass building. Innumerable details had to be developed. The pavilion was renovated and remodelled by architect Adolf Krischanitz. Although, as a museum, the building’s function remained much the same, certain adaptations were necessary in terms of structure, building physics, building services and safety, and also with regard to escape routes and accessibility. Krischanitz completed this difficult undertaking successfully, while at the same preserving the building’s historical appearance. Here technical innovations also helped. In order to preserve the openness of the museum spaces, smoke curtains were concealed in the ceiling, which in an emergency drop down automatically.

Cleverly connected and lit underground extensions on two levels and a new, separate office tower beside the museum multiplied the usable floor area and reduced the pressure to utilise the historical spaces of the pavilion. The building was completely cleared of asbestos. The steel skeleton structure had to be structurally strengthened.

From the viewpoint of building conservation this complex project is a best practice example of a renovation of post-war modern architecture.

Today known as Belvedere 21, this building is an architectural icon of post-war Modernism, designed than ten years before Ludwig Mies van der Rohe presented his iconic version of flexible interior space and transparent walls in the form of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Mies' statements ‘less is more’ and ‘God is in the details’ can also be applied exactly to Karl Schwanzer’s Viennese pavilion.

Wann
30.6.2020, 19h

Wo
online, um einmalige Registrierung wird gebeten


PROGRAMM

12. Mai 2020  
Daniel Lohmann: "Mies im Westen. Architektonische Re-Importe im Nordrhein-Westfalen der Nachkriegszeit"
26. Mai 2020
Bernd Rodrian: "Billen Pavillon, Wolfsburg. Möglichkeitsraum und eindrucksvolles Baudenkmal"
16. Juni 2020
Andreas Schwarting: "Bauen nach dem Bauhaus. Der Mies-Schüler Hermann Blomeier"
30. Juni 2020
Wolfgang H. Salcher: "Vom Expo-Pavillon in Brüssel zum 21er-Haus in Wien. Eine Metamorphose in 3 Teilen"
14. Juli 2020  
Martin Reichert: "Skin and Bones. Die Grundinstandsetzung Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin"

Uhrzeit: jeweils 19:00 Uhr

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