In a time of unpredictable social changes, simplistic and short-sighted views often take hold, offering seemingly quick and easy solutions. With their exhibition, Riegler Riewe Architekten encourages us to pause and examine things more closely, challenging the trend of hasty, superficial observations promoted by media overkill. Only through careful inspection can we discern the complexity behind ostensibly mundane projects – their spatial, structural and technical innovations – and recognize and evaluate the solutions that emerge from them.
The concept designed to achieve this goal blurs the lines between spatial installation and an informative reappraisal of the themes of interference, sequence, and joining. Large visual structures derived from design motifs at the recently completed university campus for the Medical University of Graz provide a formal and thematic framework, drawing connections between related projects and ideas and highlighting their role in current architectural discourse.
Riegler Riewe Architekten works on infrastructure, health, administration, and cultural projects, as well as residential buildings and neighborhood development concepts. Notable buildings include the Information Technology Institutes of the Technical University in Graz (2000), Innsbruck Main Railway Station (2005), Silesian Museum in Katowice (2016), Böhringer Ingelheim laboratory building in Biberbach (2009), Medical University of Graz (2022), and König Galerie in Berlin (2016, with Brandlhuber+, Emde, Burlon).