Robert Temel

Robert Temel is a researcher, consultant and mediator with focus on architecture, urbanism and culture.


The result of my research project for the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung, BBSR) on the subject of concept tendering procedures is now available: the publication entitled “Baukultur für das Quartier. Prozesskultur durch Konzeptvergabe” (Baukultur for the city quarter. Process culture achieved by concept tender).

On 11 Sept. 2020, I will give a lecture on “Gute Gestaltung für das Quartier. Konzeptverfahren in der Forschung” (Good design for the neighbourhood. Concept tendering in research) at the Housing Conference in Weimar, organised by the Stiftung Baukultur Thüringen.

I will be present at a number of events during the interim presentation 2020 of the IBA_Wien Neues Soziales Wohnen (New social housing) in September and October:

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.

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”.

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.

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

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

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