© Daniela Jakob / Kollektiv Fischka / Admirabel - was kostet?

© Daniela Jakob / Kollektiv Fischka / Admirabel - was kostet?

City Work

Design in general makes our world more beautiful and more functional. This is especially true of social design. It addresses social issues and analyses them. It promotes knowledge sharing and challenges its public. By means of an open call a jury of experts selected five projects from the field of social design that show outstanding creative qualities and potential in their social aspects. Intensive and unconventional in their presentation form, the projects of the Stad­t­arbeit format show how design can generate alternatives in our daily life together.

2017 the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award for the best project in the City Work format was awarded for the third time. Five teams were chosen to develop their projects in social design to show how design alternatives can influence day-to-day cooperation.

The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award 2017 goes to the project „Admirabel“ by Cosima Terrasse, Veronika Hackl and Andrea Visotschnig.

Already last year, the mobile betting office Admirabel by Veronika Hackl, Cosima Terrasse and Andrea Visotschnig was set up in Favoriten, Vienna’s 10th district, to invite connection and exchange. The project is now also coming to VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Participants are challenged to consider which bets, aside from those with money, they can offer their neighbours and what could be offered in return. During 10 days of the festival, a vacant space will serve as a temporary betting office, and also invite reflection on questions about empty commercial spaces and their usage in the city of Vienna.

The Erste Bank MehrWERT-Recognition Award 2017 goes to „Drawing Public Space“ by the italian architecture and research platform ECÒL.

The project Drawing Public Space features the creation of a drawing or large-scale pattern using a selection of symbols in a public square located in the focus district Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. Through this public construction, new social dynamics in the district can be developed and investigated. As part of the project, Emanuele Barili, Cosimo Balestri, Olivia Gori and Lorenzo Perri invite students from universities in Italy and Vienna to participate in a series of workshops. These will include surveying and observing the selected public space, making plans, sketches and concepts to do with participative design, and the actual implementation of the design concept. Through changing the city image, the object is to engage the local community and inhabitants of the neighbourhood and to bring them closer together. The project will conclude with a block party on the newly created surface.


Markus Bader (raumlaborberlin), Theres Fischill & Ruth Goubran (Erste Bank), Clemens Foschi & Georg Irsa (Caritas, Erzdiözese Wien), Jutta Kleedorfer (Mehrfach und Zwischennutzung, MA18-Stadtentwicklung und Stadtplanung), Ebru Kurbak (Künstlerin und Preisträgerin des Erste Bank MehrWERT-Designpreis 2015)
Beraterin der Jury: Lilli Hollein (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK)

here you can find the 'Stadtarbeit' projects 2017