Robert Temel

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


Comprehensive article in the Presse am Sonntag of 10 January 2021 by Eva Walisch on Vienna’s Donau-City and the significance of high-rise buildings in planning.

Baukultur in the Vienna Coalition Paper 2020: As in the last national elections and Vienna city council elections, in the following I will again attempt a brief assessment of the elements of the new red-pink coalition agreement regarding the topic of Baukultur:

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).

For the Viennese contribution of the online festival Open House Worldwide a highly interesting film was produced, which describes one of the best Viennese urban developments of the last years, the Sonnwendviertel Ost. In the film I explain the beginnings and basic principles of the newly planned district:

I was 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.

Baugemeinschaften in der Wiener Seestadt Aspern | Photo: RT Baugemeinschaften in der Wiener Seestadt Aspern | Photo: RT