© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus
Village Textures
Ausstellung | 20.11.2014 | 19:00 Uhr

Landesgalerie Burgenland | Projektraum
Esterházyplatz 5a, 7000 Eisenstadt

Ausstellungsdauer: 21.11.14 - 23.11.14
Öffnungszeiten: Fr+Sa 9:00 - 17:00h, So 10:00 - 17:00h

Eröffnung: Helmut Bieler
Einleitung: András Pálffy

Moderation: Albert Kirchengast
im Gespräch mit Rudolf Szedenik und Rupert Schatovich

10 Universitäten
70 Projekte

Purbach | Donnerskirchen | Schützen | Oslip | Mörbisch | Lutzmannsburg | St. Georgen
in Burgenland

Village Textures is now the seventh in a series of projects developed jointly by several different architecture faculties at the same time. In each case one faculty prepares the relevant theme, for which the starting point is a symposium that takes place over a number of days. The intermediate and final crits are carried out by an exchange of teaching staff between the different architecture faculties. The results are presented jointly in an exhibition by the faculty responsible for the program and are compiled in a catalogue. It is these different kinds of didactic models and approaches that create confrontations which significantly widen the students’ examination of architecture. This perception of architectural content is also determined by the mobility of the students that extends far beyond the borders of their own faculty and does not confine the spectrum of architecture within local boundaries.

As a theme Village Textures starts from the sprawling development that continues to destroy a cultivated landscape originally shaped by agriculture. The pressure on rural settlement areas around city cores is growing constantly, while at the same time a yearning for landscape is making the qualitative reorganization of spaces an increasingly pressing
theme. The balance that once existed between the cultivated landscape and the settlement area of small towns is now mutating into a state that is entirely undifferentiated. To address population growth in a way that makes economic use of resources it is necessary to develop architectural concepts for increasing the density of settlement areas. Such concepts, however, centre around questions about scale and the effects of this form of densification on the existing settlement structure and the appearance of the landscape.

András Pálffy