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Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

We are all familiar with the classic architecture games, from building blocks that become daring structures to board games where the players compete for spatial-strategic advantages. What are, though, the architecture narratives invested in doll's houses, along which guidelines do cities grow in computer games, and what kind of buildings shield ego-shooters from their assailants? The exhibition "Serious Fun" shows and examines architecture games and toys, inviting you to be astonished, to play and to reflect.

date: 01.06.2022 to 05.09.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Hot Questions – Cold Storage

Hot Questions – Cold Storage

The new Permanent Exhibition at the Architekturzentrum Wien: Going against the current trend for increasing economic constraints on their collections, the new Permanent Exhibition of the Az W sets standards in the production and sharing of knowledge.

date: 01.06.2022 to 31.12.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Guided Tour: Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

Guided Tour: Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

We are all familiar with the classic architecture games, from building blocks that become daring structures to board games where the players compete for spatial-strategic advantages. What are, though, the architecture narratives invested in doll's houses, along which guidelines do cities grow in computer games, and what kind of buildings shield ego-shooters from their assailants? The exhibition "Serious Fun" shows and examines architecture games and toys, inviting you to be astonished, to play and to reflect.

date: 07.06.2022 to 09.08.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Special Guided Tour: Hot Questions – Cold Storage

Special Guided Tour: Hot Questions – Cold Storage

Games can provide far more than just entertainment or fun. The immersive character means we feel like we are a part of the game ourselves, which makes games particularly good for showing complex interconnections, while also having become a popular tool in participatory processes. What is the potential for developing future scenarios with games?

date: 09.06.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Excursion: What a Campus can be

Excursion: What a Campus can be

It was a correct decision alround to transform the inner-city complex of the former veterinary college into a university venue for art — music, sound and film. The first-rate reputation of the mdw is matched by the architectural interventions, which began in the mid-1990s and culminated in 2020 with the construction of the new Future Art Lab.

date: 10.06.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Guided tour in dialogue: Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

Guided tour in dialogue: Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

In a dialogue with an Az W Learning specialist, the jury member and expert on interactive media Kai Erenli, head of the course Interactive Media & Games Business at the FH Wien, gives a guided tour of the exhibition ‘Serious Fun. Architecture & Games’. Visitors receive insights into the latest trends as well as current issues in the production of interactive games (XR, VR and AR).

date: 14.06.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Guided tour: Hot Questions – Cold Storage

Guided tour: Hot Questions – Cold Storage

The new permanent collection of the Architekturzentrum Wien provides insights into the most significant and extensive collection on Austrian architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. The focus is on the investigation of key objects, both high-profile and lesser-known items. Seven hot questions bring cold storage to life.

date: 16.06.2022 to 15.09.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Excursion: The Villa Beer opens its doors

Excursion: The Villa Beer opens its doors

date: 25.06.2022 to 23.07.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Guided Tour by the curator: Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

Guided Tour by the curator: Serious Fun. Architecture & Gaming

We are all familiar with the classic architecture games, from building blocks that become daring structures to board games where the players compete for spatial-strategic advantages. What are, though, the architecture narratives invested in doll's houses, along which guidelines do cities grow in computer games, and what kind of buildings shield ego-shooters from their assailants? The exhibition "Serious Fun" shows and examines architecture games and toys, inviting you to be astonished, to play and to reflect.

date: 28.06.2022 to 03.09.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Exhibition opening and discussion: Learning from Plečnik

Exhibition opening and discussion: Learning from Plečnik

At the opening of the exhibition 'Social Spaces — Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana', architecture experts from Slovenia and Austria reflect on the current relevance of one of the most notable European architects of the 20th century.

date: 29.06.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

Geoffrey James: Social Spaces — Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana

Geoffrey James: Social Spaces — Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana

The famous Canadian photographer Geoffrey James explores the legacy of Jože Plečnik and his transformation of Ljubljana as a Gesamtkunstwerk. James reveals the social and sensual aspects of Plečnik's work, which are rarely shown in architectural photographs. Taken with a hand-held camera at different times of day and seasons, the photographs explore the complexity of Plečnik's urban spaces and capture their intimacy and social processes.

date: 30.06.2022 to 28.07.2022
place: Architekturzentrum Wien

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