Metropolen Budapest / Wien: Parallele Stadträume aus dem 20. Jahrhundert

The first exhibition in 2018 in Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein’s popular Architektur im Ringturm series focuses on the architectural heritage of Budapest and Vienna in the 20th century. No two other European capitals are as similar in so many ways. With this in mind, Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein devoted an exhibition to a comparison of the two cities in early 2015. The current exhibition is a direct extension of the earlier show dedicated to Budapest and Vienna – the “twin cities” of the late 19th century Gründerzeit era. Architectural trends in both capitals between 1918 and 1970 are portrayed in chronological order – from the end of the dual monarchy to the conclusion of the late modernist period in the early 1970s.

Unlike the dual monarchy, there is a distinct lack of academic reference material comparing Budapest and Vienna in the 20th century. The current instalment of Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein’s Architektur im Ringturm series fills this gap. Spectacular photographs take the beholder on a journey back in time to a past reality, while giving an insight into the variety of different, yet somehow similar, urban spaces in the two cities.

A selection of around 130 pairs of images presented alongside one another highlights the similarities and differences in architecture and the arts. The show will also reference the key architectural, urban planning and social debates of the 20th century. Central focuses include housing and transport, as well as new developments that shaped the last century, such as lighting and electricity, wars and dictatorships, and verticality in architecture. There is also an emphasis on the Danube, and the urbanisation of landscapes along the river through new ports, beaches and residential developments.

Venue

Ringturm

Schottenring 30
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

Current Dates

  • Mon. 23 Apr 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 24 Apr 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 25 Apr 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 26 Apr 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 27 Apr 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 Apr 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 07 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

May

  • Tue. 08 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 14 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 28 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 29 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 30 May 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

June

  • Fri. 01 Jun 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 04 Jun 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 05 Jun 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 06 Jun 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 07 Jun 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Jun 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.