Isac Newton wrote: “We are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants” meaning that each
generation can build up on the spiritual and substantive devices of recent epoch.
That is a matter of fact for our cities and villages where less than 1 % of all buildings are
newly. So we all benefit from this gigantic fund of houses and infrastructure – but have to
meet the challenge to adapt it to the requirements of tomorrow.
(Text: D&A Issue 19)
The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to work in the field of the sustainable development of existing city suburban areas. Rethinking the existing use of the plot and the allocation plan. The new concept has to improve life quality in respect of comfort and health. As and when circumstances require it, new space and new possibilities for its use and its users will be created.
Großer Saal - Schloss Wolkersdorf
2120 Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel
DI Anna Steindl, Mayor of Wolkerdorf
Generic approach - Arch. Klara Bukolska, VELUX CZ Plot in focus, what we do expect to receive - Heinz Hackl, VELUX Austria
Project “Venusgarden” - DI Volker Dienst Winning project of the Active House Award 2014 – Norbert Obršál
Interaction between Energy Efficiency, Comfort & Health and the Environment – DI Dr. Peter Holzer, Institute of Building Research & Innovation
DI Christina Brunner, VELUX Austria
Project RenovActive at Brussels - Heinz Hackl, VELUX Austria
Moderated by Johannes Kislinger as an Expert for Sustainable Living in Buildings and managing “Innovative Buildings” in Austria.Transport to will be arranged for free