Care + Repair

An exhibition by the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017

How can we repair the future? And how can architecture and urbanism contribute to this? For the exemplary trial run of a Care + Repair urbanism the Architekturzentrum Wien is initiating a public workspace with a closeness to nature on the former railway territory of the impressive Nordbahnhof grounds, one of the largest inner-city development zones in Vienna. This is the gathering point for six international architectural teams who are developing prototypes for Care + Repair in tandem with local initiatives and experts. How can different urban knowledge effectively come together in neighbourhood networks, new uses of community spaces, the re-use of existing material resources, and the care for nature in the city? An on-site exhibition shows projects by the invited teams, showing how Care + Repair architecture works with the existing city and takes it into the future. Documentation of the work in progress on the Care + Repair prototypes is added to this "growing exhibition". The prototype development process is launched with an international symposium. The public is invited to join the workspace for site-specific walks, talks, workshops, and a care choir, to practice repairing the future together.

The Az W public workspace is anchored on the Vienna Nordbahnhof grounds, next to the water tower in the Nordbahn-Halle, which is to be used on a temporary basis with partners around the "Mischung: Nordbahnhof" research and development project. It is to become an inviting location with a mix of trial uses for the new city district.

21 June – 31 July 2017: public workspace with a growing exhibition, guided tours, discussions, consultations with the teams of architects, workshops for adults, youths and children, and much more

Nordbahnhof, Nordbahn-Halle beim Wasserturm, Ecke Leystraße/Taborstraße


Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Fri. 21 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
All dates

All Dates


  • Mon. 31 Jul 2017, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.