The competition – Making Spaces
Submissions can be submitted from November 17, 2022 through February 15, 2023.
You can either submit concepts for spaces that are already in use or concepts for spaces the use of which is still in development or planning.
For both categories, the concept must take into account the specific character of the space in question and establish a connection to its surroundings.
As part of the competition, four specific spaces for which concepts can be developed and submitted are offered for use. Submitters must indicate if they want to apply for one of these available spaces in their submission.
The following spaces are available for the development of new concepts:
The Gewerbehof Seestadt is a communal building with ideal conditions for contemporary trades, crafts and production. The space with a glass façade that is being offered for use is approx. 70 m2 in size, has direct access to the inner courtyard and is located on the first floor next to the community hub with a communal kitchen, which can also be used for projects.
The property consists of a three-storey main building with a corner pub - the former "Boogie Alm" - on the ground floor, an inner courtyard and two adjoining workshop halls. The premises at Ottakringerstraße 201 are being offered for interim use as part of the Vienna Business Agency’s pilot project "Grätzelinitiative Ottakring", which aims to expand the local offer and the sustainable development of local businesses.
Besides the hustle and bustle as a cultural hub, the Museumsquartier also has a more tranquil side. Facing the 7th district, a number of studios and office units can be reached via a circular walkway. This is also where the space offered for use is located: 4 separate rooms previously used as guest rooms, connected by a communal front garden.
The WEST is an interim use project in cooperation with BIG and has been revitalising the old business university in the 9th district since March 2022. The space complex is located on the ground floor and consists of three main rooms, a small foyer and three smaller adjacent rooms.
We are particularly looking forward to concepts that include the use of the former buffet on the first floor as a place of gathering and exchange.
The winners developing concepts for the spaces that are offered for use will receive prize money of 15,000 euros for their winning concepts and may use the available spaces under the conditions specified in the call for projects. .