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.
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).
The publication can either be downloaded as a barrier-free PDF or ordered as a print version free of charge by e-mail. There is also an short version available as PDF and in print. The links for all versions can be found here.
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.
The event will take place online, registration until 6 Sept. is necessary. The topics of the conference are affordable housing, housing projects for the common good and concept tendering procedures. Following the conference day, there will be four workshops on ground lease, housing industry, control instruments and design competence.
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:
Two guided tours through the Sonnwendviertel with a focus on the Quartiershäuser (neighbourhood houses) on 22 Sept. and 16 Oct., Respondenz at IBA meets Architects with Verena von Beckerath in Az W on 7 Oct., contribution to the practice check of the Wohnenplus Academy on the topic “The residential house as a meeting zone” with Gleis 21 and Mio on 10 Sept., lecture at the symposium “We are the city quarter! Urban development in the climate crisis” in Az W on 14 Oct. and participation in the online discussion on the topic “How to live? At home in the neighbourhood” of the project Pocket Mannerhatten on 29.09.
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.
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.
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.
„One and Other. The uninterrupted occupation of the Fourth Plinth for 100 days and nights by 2,400 individuals drawn from across the United Kingdom from 6 July 9 AM to 14 October 9 AM“, Antony Gormley 2009, London. On this picture: Performance for the benefit of Rural Libraries of Peru.