Robert Temel

Robert Temel is researcher and writer with focus on architecture, urbanism and culture.


On 7 November 2019, I'll give 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.

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.

The exhibition Baukultur für das Quartier. Prozesskultur durch Konzeptvergabe (Baukultur for the city quarter. Process culture achieved by concept tender) runs from 12 to 25 September 2019 at Stadtentwicklungsdezernat Wiesbaden, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 15. Opening was on 11 September at 6:30 PM. Further stations are planned in Frankfurt and Vienna.

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.

For the article “Beispiel Heumarkt: Wien und die Hochhausangst (The example of Heumarkt: Vienna and the fear of skyscrapers) on 19 March 2019 at, I contributed background information about the history and present of the highly disputed topic of skyscrapters in Vienna’s urban development.

“Konzept schlägt Preis” (Concept beats price), article in Bauwelt 25/2018:

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.

Related to the exhibition House Viewing running now in Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo, I gave a lecture about the Viennese housing system on 27 September 2018.

On 24 September I hosted a panel discussion “Wem gehört Wien? Neue Antworten für die dynamische Stadt” (Who owns Vienna? New answers for the dynamic city) at Nordbahnhalle:

At the European Conference for Architectural Policies from 13 to 15 September 2018 at TU Wien I gave a lecture concerning Innovative Housing in Vienna: New Typologies and Actors.

Maria-Theresien-Kaserne, Wien, 193840 | Photo: RT Maria-Theresien-Kaserne, Wien, 193840 | Photo: RT