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.
Used space that is developed further– Spaces are always subject to change and development. Therefore, we are looking for concepts for currently used spaces that are already making a valuable contribution to the creative scene and are being further developed in their use. Already existing spatial qualities should be stated and explained.
A new concept that is being located – Concepts for projects that are currently in the planning stage can also be submitted. The prerequisite is the orientation of the project to a specific space, and evidence of a prospective use.
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:
Space 1 – Gewerbehof Seestadt
1220 Wien / 69,8m2 / 1 room/ optional of the Community Hubs / April 2023 – April 2026 / rent: EUR 700,– per month (plus VAT) + insurance, electricity costs & district heating
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.
1160 Vienna / 1,079.10 m2 / corner premises, 2 workshop halls & inner courtyard / April 2023 - October 2024 / interim use / running costs currently EUR 1,511.00 (plus VAT) + electricity
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.
1070 Vienna / 64 m2 / 4 rooms / inner courtyard / April 2023 - April 2025 / rent / EUR 840,- per month incl. electricity & heating (plus VAT).
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.
1090 Vienna / 143 m2 / 7 rooms / optional function rooms / April 2023 - December 2025 / interim use / EUR 1,286 per month incl. electricity & gas (plus VAT).
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. .