Architectural exhibitions have regularly been presented in the “Architecture in the Ringturm” series since 1998. Principal shareholder, Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein, uses this exhibition series to provide architects in all the countries where VIG operates with a venue that is accessible to the public free of charge.
Adolf Loos and Vienna
1 December 2011 to 17 February 2012
The exhibition is devoted to Vienna's most important international architect of the early modern period: Adolf Loos. In addition to the issue of his relationship with his chosen city, Vienna, the exhibition also uses iconographic sources to examine the design for Goldman & Salatsch, the architect's main work, known today as "Looshaus".
Bauherrenpreis 2011 architectural award
28 February 2012 to 16 March 2012
The Bauherrenpreis, one of the most prestigious architectural awards in Austria, has been awarded each year since 1967 to architects and their clients who have made special efforts to realise architectural projects of the highest quality. As architectural clients, Vienna Insurance Group and its Group companies in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe also see themselves as committed to this principle. They have worked together with renowned architects to realise numerous special buildings in previous decades, with the best example being the Ringturm itself. The exhibition presents all the projects that received the Bauherrenpreis 2011 for their functionality, design and social relevance, as well as all the projects nominated by the regional juries.
11 April 2012 to 25 May 2012
This exhibition takes you on an architectural trip to the end of the 19th century, through the central locations and regional areas of the Ukraine: Lviv, Chernivtsi, Kiev, Kharkiv, the Transcarpathian Region and the Crimean Peninsula. The show provides a detailed look at the historical buildings documenting the reality of this era. At the same time, the selection of structures shown reflects the variation in the past that continues to characterise the country today.
MARBURG – MARIBOR
A city panorama
11 July 2012 to 19 October 2012
Maribor, a picturesque city located on the Drava River, is one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2012. For this reason, an architectural city panorama was dedicated to Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. In addition to the architectural highlights of the 20th century, the exhibition also shows the latest developments in this area and showcases the best works of the city’s major architectural figures.
An architectural career between Poland, the USA and India
27 November 2012 to 15 February 2013
The exhibition used photographs and drawings to take a closer look at the artistic creativity of the Polish architect Maciej Nowicki. He is considered to be one of the most interesting figures in the world of architecture during the late interwar and early post-war periods in Poland. After emigrating to the USA, he worked with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, among others, on the design of the UN Headquarters in New York and the Dorton Arena, one of the most important stadiums of the post-war period. In addition to Nowicki's works, the exhibition also focuses on his theoretical reflections, showing him to be an impressive thinker.
* Principal shareholder Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein provided all or a major part of the support for these activities.