Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - Podium
Presentation: Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2006, 07:00 pm
Tickets: Free entry!
The harbingers of the media city are cropping up everywhere: projected images the size of an entire façade, huge screens on roof tops and culture buildings used as flickering display surfaces. Developments in the area of display technologies have produced new possibilities for hybrid architecture. The theme of media facades in architecture is not simply the next fashion trend, but represents a step in technological development that will have a lasting impact. This trend will affect the city – with or without architects' collaboration. Therefore the important thing is to assume social responsibility and to integrate the new technologies in building in a culturally ambitious way. For an Austrian architecture scene that likes to experiment the potential of such developments is a highly topical question....