We have something special for you: a look at 15 iconic pieces of Vienna architecture, constructed out of that most basic building block: bricks. The Romans brought this skill with them, and it was later updated by the Bohemians, particularly in Favoriten. Indeed, Wienerberg is now the largest maker of bricks in the world, and 200 years old in 2020.
Why do we respond so warmly to these buildings? Eugene will celebrate the range of Ziegelarchitektur in Vienna, and show that there are more of them than you realise. This most versatile material comes in many colours, and can be re-used, unlike concrete.
Amongst others, we will look at Arena, Marxhalle, MAK, a Roman wall, the Greek Orthodox church and Brotfabrik.
Here are some fine photographs from last year's event. Thanks to DIETER HENKEL:
Please bring a Wiener Linien travelcard with you
We will stop for lunch in a Beisl.
Stadtgestalter: Eugene Quinn