This tour illustrates that flagship projects aren’t always characterized by their breathtaking height. The unique “Millennial View” from the roof terrace of the Millennium Tower offers an introductory overview of Brigittenau as well as information about the subsequent tour through the district. The focus of the walk is on three remarkable examples of Viennese municipal housing of the 1920s and 1930s – the Otto-Haas-Hof, the Winarskyhof, and the Engelsplatzhof – together with their extensive grounds and green spaces, their sculptures, monuments, and mosaics. After taking in further notable buildings and temporary interventions of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in the Focus District, the tour ends with a short introduction to the exhibition in this year’s Festival Headquarters.
Millennium Tower (Gustav Peichl, Boris Podrecca, and Rudolf F. Weber, 1999)
Otto-Haas-Hof (Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Adolf Loos, Karl Dirnhuber, and Franz Schuster, 1924-26)
Winarskyhof (Josef Hoffmann, Oskar Wlach, Oskar Strnad, Peter Behrens, and Josef Frank, 1924–25)
Engelsplatzhof (Rudolf Perco, 1930–33) with sculptures (Karl Stemolak, 1933), monument, and mosaics (Mario Petricci, 1953)
Mandatory booking online at viennadesignweek.at/booking
Language: German, English upon request
Tickets: Adults 15 €,
Students 10 €, up to 18 years 5 €,
Children under 6 free
Maximum 25 people
Wiener Linien ticket required
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Meeting point: Millennium Tower (info point at entrance to office tower)