During our first research before going to Austria we faced with the “Baukultur” concept and immediately caught our attention.
This concept as it is understood in Austria and in other German speaking countries, covering aspects from planning to participation, building (of course), education or public perception, does not really exist in Spain where the prevailing architectural vision still highlights the product, the building itself, above everything else.
Speaking with professionals of different fields related to architecture working nationwide or with a broad knowledge of the general situation has been very helpful. They have let us catch some glimpses of what is going on in Austria. And that is how we have drawn a picture of the problems and difficulties here, some of which we share because they are pan-European, and also of the good initiatives.
We wanted to get together these opinions. Throughout these pages you will find some talks we had with Barbara Feller, Petra Eichlinger, Reinhard Seiß and Renate Hammer.