How did the social housing program in Vienna evolve in the 1920s?
Weekly Prompt #3:
Read through Andreas Rumpfhuber’s article “Vienna’s ‘wild settlers’ kickstart a social housing revolution” and the 10 chapters of the online exhibition “The Vienna Model,” curated by Wolfgang Foerster et al.
1)How did the social housing program in Vienna evolve in the 1920s? What were some of its triggers? What were measures that were taken in order to improve living conditions for workers? Do you think it worked? Would you have done it differently?
2) What do you think of the design of these early 20th century “Gemeindebauten,” such as Karl Marx Hof? Could you imagine living in such a large housing estate? And how has public housing in Vienna developed since then, according to Foerster and Rumpfhuber? Are there any current projects from “The Vienna Model” that seem interesting to you?
3) What about your own experience with public housing in the cities you have lived in? Do you think these programs are working? Do you have any positive or negative examples from these cities?
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– Wolfgang Förster & William Menking (Eds.): The Vienna Model -Housing for the Twenty-First Century
10 short chapters: http://www.vienna-model.at/en/prinzipien/
– Rumpfhuber, Andreas. “Story of cities #18: Vienna’s ‘wild settlers’ kickstart a social housing
Requirements: Other | 1 pages, Single spaced