A Planet in crisis. Earth in intensive care. Human-made environmental and social catastrophes are threatening to render the planet uninhabitable. The situation is critical, and dominated by the interests of capital. architecture and urbanism are caught up in the crisis.
But it could all be different. The Critical Care exhibition presented first at the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W) presents 21 current projects from around the world, including earthquake-proof and sustainable village development in China, flood protection through traditional low-carbon construction techniques in Pakistan and Bangladesh, diverse conversions of modernist buildings in Brazil and Europe, an ecological community land trust in Puerto Rico, the revitalization of historic irrigation systems in Spain, and new concepts for public spaces and mixed urban districts in Vienna, London, and Nairobi. On the basis of these and other projects, Critical Care proves that architecture and urbanism can bring the planet back to life.
The repair of the future has begun.
An exhibition of the Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W), curated by Angelika Fitz and Elke Krasny.
At the vernissage on February 7, 2020, Angelika Fitz, director of the Az W, Susanne Wartzeck, president of the BDA, and Matthias Böttger, DAZ, will speak.
The exhibition is is supported by Fritz und Trude Fortmann-Stiftung.