Reviews: 2013

Fokusbezirk Wieden 2013

With a multiplicity of events “on the Wieden”, in other words in the 4th Viennese District, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has chosen an area full of contrasts as the 2013 Focus District. Besides the cosmopolitan Favoritenstrasse we can find narrow and winding alleys, experience the wide gap between the hip Schleifmühlviertel and the mundane
embassy quarter and, not far from the cosmopolitan bustle of Karlsplatz, encounter a village-type ambience, for instance on St.-Elisabeth-Platz. The Wieden also fans out
between the city centre and Vienna’s future central station – at present Vienna’s biggest construction site.

As for “Culture”, it’s everywhere: Belvedere, St Charles’s Church and Naschmarkt, and from the twentieth century there is the Wien Museum and the Austrian Radio and Television (ORF) Broadcasting Centre. Not far away, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has set up this year’s headquarters with pop-up café and many presentations in the former school building; it has also instilled new life into shops and restaurants in the “Fourth” with new design, and coupled established craft workshops with designers. Have fun exploring!