Robert Temel is a researcher, consultant and mediator with focus on architecture, urbanism and culture.
Numerous research projects and studies, publications, journalistic texts and mediation projects, conception and organisation of numerous architecture and urbanism-related events such as symposia, lecture series, discussion groups. Regular author for numerous specialist media and periodicals. Spokesman of the Plattform Baukultur (Platform building culture) and member of the Advisory Board for Building Culture in the Austrian Federal Chancellery since 2013. Co-founder and board member of Initiative für gemeinschaftliches Bauen und Wohnen (initiative for community building and housing) 2009 to 2019. Previously chairman of Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur (Austrian Architectural Society) 2003 to 2009, board member 1998 to 2010. Co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of WoGen Wohnprojekte-Genossenschaft e.Gen. (cooperative for community housing projects) since 2015.
Online discussion organized by IG Architektur about Leben in der dichten Stadt. Lernen aus Corona (Life in the dense city. Learning from Corona) on 7 May 2020.
The discussion panel with Sonja Gasparin, Daniel Glaser, Martin Orner and myself, moderated by Ida Pirstinger, focused on what can be derived from the corona crisis for housing and public space in the dense city. Available on Youtube.
In the Hamburger Städtebauseminar (urban planning seminar) on 11 March 2020 I gave a lecture on “Concept tendering as a chance for more Baukultur. 11 Case Studies on Conceptual Procedures in Germany”.
The lecture was about the results of the research project for the BBSR. The venue was the Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen (Ministry of Urban Development and Housing) at Neuenfelder Straße 19, 21109 Hamburg.
The exhibition Baukultur für das Quartier. Prozesskultur durch Konzeptvergabe (Baukultur for the city quarter. Process culture achieved by concept tender) is currently running until 24 April 2020 in Hamburg in the Department of Urban Development and Housing at Neuenfelder Straße 19, in the foyer at the big city model.
The exhibition was created within the framework of my research project on concept tenders for the German BMI and BBSR. On 14 January 2019, a “Werkstatt Konzeptverfahren” (workshop on concept tenders) of the Initiative StadtNeudenken took place in Berlin showing the same exhibition, which I opened with a keynote lecture. Afterwards it ran in January/February 2019 at the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen (Senate department for urban development and housing), in March in the Cologne City Hall, in May in the Zentrum Baukultur in Mainz, in September at Stadtentwicklungsdezernat Wiesbaden, in November in Vienna, Austria, and in December in Landau in der Pfalz.
On 7 November 2019, I gave a lecture on “Den Baugrund für das beste Konzept. Vergabepraxis im Wandel” (The building lot for the best concept. Changing practices of tendering) at the conference “Boden – Macht – Stadt. Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung durch gemeinwohlorientierte Bodenpolitik” (Land – power – city. Sustainable urban development by community-oriented land politics) of the Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll.
The conference is part of the event series “Impulse für die IBA” (Impulses for the International Building Exposition) which accompanies the process of the Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart.
In Stadtbauwelt 19/2019 (No. 223) about “Zwischen Zentrum und Peripherie” (Between center and periphery), my article “Freie Mitte, vielseitiger Rand” about the urban development concept by StudioVlayStreeruwitz for the area of Vienna’s former Nordbahnhof was published.
My publication Ein Stück Stadt bauen. Leben am Helmut-Zilk-Park, Wien-Favoriten (Building a piece of the city, Leben am Helmut-Zilk-Park, Vienna), edited by the City of Vienna, Magistratsabteilung 21A, and by ÖBB, was presented to the public in April. A PDF is available online.
The 112-page book describes the planning process of the Viennese urban development area Leben am Helmut-Zilk-Park near Vienna’s new main station.
“Konzept schlägt Preis” (Concept beats price), article in Bauwelt 25/2018:
The Bauwelt issue “Stadtbauen” (Building the city) describes the new development at the Blumengroßmarkt in Berlin and contains my article on concept tenders and on my research project on this topic which analyzes 10 such procedures. One of them is the Berlin Blumengroßmarkt.
On 15 November 2018 in Munich, a conference and exhibition as part of my research project Baukultur für das Quartier. Prozesskultur durch Konzeptvergabe (Baukultur for the city quarter. Process culture achieved by concept tenders) took place.
The conference presented exemplar procedures from 10 German cities and gave information on the topic for cities that are interested in concept tenders (information in German).
Related to the exhibition House Viewing in Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, I gave a lecture about the Viennese housing system on 27 September 2018.
The exhibition compared the situation of housing in Oslo with Vienna and Copenhagen.
Bicycle Tour Urban Sprawl Vienna South, 2008, as part of the ÖGFA event series “Links von Wien” (Outside Vienna). [more...]