*Please note the program below is subject to change.

Detailed Program 

Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 

17:00  Registration opens at the Museumsquartier, Architekturzentrum.

17:00  Welcoming Reception with Hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the Architekturzentrum, Museum Quarter. A classical string quartet performance will take place at 18:30. Attendees are encouraged to stick around, enjoy the music and get to know other members and guests. 

20:00  Dinner on your own 

Friday, 2 Oct 2015 

08:30 Registration continues at the Museumsquartier, Architekturzentrum. Catering with Coffee, Tea and Viennese rolls

09:00  Program begins. Welcoming remarks and Introductions from Conference organizers Les Jordan and Michael Elsner, as well as from AIA Europe President Bertrand Coldefy 

09:15  Architectural history of Vienna presentation from University Professor Matthias Boeckl 1

10:15  Coffee Break 

10:30  Presentation from the City of Vienna Planning Department, future urban planning projects (STEP 2025) from D.I. Michael Rosenberger 1

11:30  Presentation by Jan Ammundsen of 3XN Architects with a new housing development in the inner district of Vienna and other projects 1

12:30  Lunch will be provided at the event location 

13:15  Historical architectural walking tour through the inner city district provided by Architectural Tours Vienna. The tour will be divided into smaller groups, each with professional tour guides. Your provided headsets will be needed. 2

15:15  Arrival of the tour groups at the Postsparkasse. Refreshments will be served 

15:30 Guided Tour of the historical Postsparkasse, Inner district (Savings and Loan building) by Otto Wagner. Tour arranged by Architectural Tours Vienna. 2

17:30  Metro/Tram ride back to the Architekturzentrum 

Museumsquartier, Architekturzentrum

18:30 Buches Ceramic Material Systems: In Architecture and Interior Design, presented by Univ Prof Bechthold. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Presentation and refreshments sponsored by Laufen. 1

19:30  Exhibition Az W: Work by architects Dieter Henke, Marta Schreieck, Rüdiger Lainer, Walter Stelzhammer, and Albert Wimmer. Ideas and positions, and the paths to reach them. 

20:45  Dinner on your own 

Saturday, 3 Oct 2015   

Vienna University of Economics, D1/TC building8:00Registration continues at the Vienna University of Economics campus (Wirtschaftsuniversität), Teaching Center building. Catering with Coffee, Tea and Viennese rolls 

08:30  Sponsor Presentation: Functional Design in Glass – by Dip-Tech 1

09:30  Honors and Awards Program announcements with Yael Kinsky, AIA Europe 

09:45  Presentation by Julia Kwolyk, winner of the Alan Schwartzman Scholarship. Foreword from AIA Europe president Bertrand Coldefy 

10:00  Coffee Break 

10:15  Presentation by Architect Thomas Pucher, from Atelier Thomas Pucher, with recent works in Vienna, such as the Viertel Zwei housing complex and other projects in Austria 1

11:15  Presentation by Architect Laura Spinadel from BUSarchitektur, Wien: Laura P. Spinadel—Jean Pierre Bolívar—Bernd Pflüger. Development of the Master Planning for the WU Campus, as well as the Teaching Center Building. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation. A PDF download from the book presentation: Campus WU, A Holistic History 1

12:30  Tour of the D1/TC Teaching Center building guided by the planners from BUSarchitektur 1

13:45  Lunch provided in the Library Cafe, located in the Learning Center building planned by Zaha Hadid 

15:00  Walking Tour of the university campus provided by Architectural Tours Vienna. The tour will be divided into smaller groups. Your provided headsets will be needed. 2

17:00  Conference Break, about 2 hours 

19:00  Reception at the Gala Dinner location, The Glacis Beisl, located in the Museum Quarter 

19:30  AIA Europe 2015 Honors and Awards, Winners Announcement by Yael Kinsky

19:45 Gala dinner at Glacis Beisl, Museumsquartier 

Sunday, 4 Oct 2015 


08:30  AIA Europe Chapter business meeting, for members only. Catered Coffee, Tea, and Viennese rolls 

10:00  Short break, with catered refreshments 

10:30  Sponsor Presentation: BIM Software from Wolff & Müller, by Jürgen Hagner 

10:45  Presentation from architects Anna Popelka and Georg Poduschka of PPAG Architekten. We will be visiting the School Campus project from PPAG in the afternoon 1

11:45  Presentation by Architect Dieter Henke from Henke Schreieck Architekten, with recent works in Vienna. A site visit from henke Schreieck will be provided in the afternoon 1

13:00  Lunch break at Dots 21, located in the 21er Haus Museum 

The conference participants will be divided into two groups, guided by Architectural Tours Vienna. The groups will be given an architectural account of the future developments in the area and directed further toward the construction site visit and school campus tour. Your provided headsets will be needed 

14:15  Construction site tour of new building by Henke Schreieck Architekten, guided by Henke Schreieck 1

Bildungs Campus 

15:15  School Campus visit and tour with PPAG Architekten 1

16:30  End of Conference. Please return your headsets to one of the conference assistants. 

AIA CES learning units (full conference registration) 18

AIA CES learning units (full conference registration; attend through Sunday lunch) 16

AIA CES learning units (weekend conference registration) 10

Monday, 5 Oct 2015 

Monday extension: Wine Architecture (detailed description of the extension

Museumplatz 1 

09:45  The meeting point will be in front of the Museumsquartier, in front of Museumplatz Boulevard, at 9:45am. We will depart on the tour bus at 10:00am sharp. 

10:30  Visit at winemaker Rainer Christ. A tour of the facilities and wine cellar, followed by some tasting 

11:30  Scenic bus ride from Vienna to the town of Langenlois, in the Kamp River Valley 

12:15  Lunch at Schloss Grafenegg (costs for lunch on your own) 

13:45  Visit at Winemaker Fred Loimer. A tour of the facilities and wine cellar, followed by some tasting 

14:45  Visit to the Loisium, World of Wine. A Tour through the theme-like wine museum, followed by a glass of wine of your choice. Additional wines can be tasted at an additional expense. The museum entrance is not mandatory and a short walk around the vineyards can be substituted. 

16:15  Bus ride back to Vienna. 

End of trip