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The barrier-free Republic

17.02.2010 to 17.02.2010

The barrier-free Republic


Barrierefreie Republik Barrierefreie Republik


wed, 17.02.2010
19.00 h - 22.00 h

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The barrier-free Republic
Lecture and Panel Discussion


Date: Wed, Feb 17, 7 pm
Venue: Az W, Podium
Admission free


Transparency and Barrier Freedom - Reality or Metaphor? The chair of the jury, Boris Podrecca, described the winning project in the two-stage international competition for the adaptation of the Austrian National Assembly Chamber (2008) as a \"poetic project... that provides a lyrical response to the brief\". A modern appearance is one aspect, the functional demands of running a contemporary assembly hall, barrier-free use combined with the treatment of the listed historic substance and the fact that members of the government currently sit facing the speaker\'s back are further aspects to be taken into consideration in the realisation. The Az W is focusing on these three aspects of the brief to enquire into the current state of the planned building work.


7 pm
Welcome address
Dietmar Steiner (Director of the Az W)


7.10 pm
Converting the National Assembly Chamber
Barbara Prammer (President of the Austrian National Assembly)


7.30 pm
Panel Discussion
Andreas Heidl (CEO of Heidl Architekten ZT GmbH, Competition Winner)
Eva-Maria Höhle (General Conservator, Federal Monuments Office)
Barbara Prammer (President of the Austrian National Assembly)
Eduard Riha (Secretary general of the Austrian National Council of Disabled Persons
Moderated by Dietmar Steiner

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