Cold War and Architecture

After the liberation of Austria in spring 1945 and the occupation by the four victorious powers of Great Britain, France, USA, and the Soviet Union, Vienna became a central stage for the Cold War. The competition of the systems was a lso carried out in the field of architecture. The Cold War and Architecture exhibition highlights building activity in postwar Austria, as well as its protagonists and debates for the first time in the context of the global East-West conflict.

During the ten-year occupation, Austria experienced the transition from an authoritarian system of government to a democratic consumer society. Each of the Allies established an extensive cultural program. Architectural exhibitions became important instruments of an “educational program” for a new social order. The cultural policies of the British, Americans, French, and Soviets served as catalysts for their respective ideological convictions. Their cultural directives were aimed at different target groups, from the expert public to the general population. At the same time, they came up against local traditions, interests, and networks that used the cultural transfer and conflicts of the Cold War for their own professional advancement.

The "Cold War and Architecture" exhibition alters the view of global and Austrian architectural history. A main focus is placed on the inclusion of previously unexamined primary and secondary sources, many from the Architekturzentrum Wien collection. In the transnational synopsis, they produce a genre picture of postwar modernism.

Venue

Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien The Austrian Architecture Museum

Ausstellungshalle 1
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien
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Current Dates

  • Tue. 19 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 20 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 21 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 22 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 23 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 24 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 25 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 26 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 27 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 28 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

November

  • Fri. 29 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 30 Nov 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

December

  • Sun. 01 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 02 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 03 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 04 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 05 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 06 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 07 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 08 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 09 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 10 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 11 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 12 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 13 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 14 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 15 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 16 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 17 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 18 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 19 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 20 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 21 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 22 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 23 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 28 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 31 Dec 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

January 2020

  • Wed. 01 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 04 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 06 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 07 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 08 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 09 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 11 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 12 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 13 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 14 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 15 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 16 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 17 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 18 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 19 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 20 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 21 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 28 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 31 Jan 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

February 2020

  • Sat. 01 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Feb 2020, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.