Harry Glück 'Public Housing' //
Kick Off Veranstaltung Studio Hochbau 'living - density?'
Harry Glück developed and realized – the latter as one of the few European architects since 1945 – a new concept for the construction of high-density housing. Glück thus positioned himself in a market niche and became one of the busiest Austrian (housing) architects. Although his concept is remarkable and has for decades been praised by building occupants, he has become something of a bogeyman for Austrian critics. For many years, Vienna’s architecture scene was defined (or defined itself) in terms of form and reflection, effectively cutting out other, relevant issues. But this rejection was probably also due to the position of Glück’s architectural firm as a planning office providing typical 'commercial architecture' to insurance companies, banks, hotel chains, etc.