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September 29, 2012
9.00 am - 3.30 pm
at the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria


Essl Museum: Inner courtyard
Foto: © C. Richters


Essl Museum: Innenhof
Foto: © Margherita Spiluttini

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September 30, 2012
10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Meeting point: 9.45 am in front of the Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria



International Symposium on
Garden Architecture 2012

The symposium highlights gardens as social, productive and creative spaces. Private gardens, and their design and use, interact with their environment, the times and circumstances surrounding them, and reflect lifestyles and cultures. Is there a new garden culture – what work is being done on it worldwide? The speakers will present gardens as paradises or utopias, as interfaces with public space, as compositions of plants and materials.

The event is a forum which fosters discussion of the design of outdoor private space.

Moderated by: Vladimir Sitta

Simultaneous interpreting in English/German

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Excursion: garden–culture–landscape

This one-day tour of the Danube wetlands and the edges of the Wienerwald forest north of Vienna will take us to places where distinctive, specific interactions arise from the combination of nature, architecture, landscape planning and water as an element – here, the river has provided the basis for architecturally and sociologically fascinating habitats from ancient times to the present day. The tour will feature historical spas, monasteries, weekend retreats and gardens on the water, as well as novel ideas in landscape design and of course regional culinary specialties and wines.

Tour stops include:
Klosterneuburg lido
Klosterneuburg Monastery gardens – Gardens of the Centuries: From Medieval to Modern Times
Kritzendorf river resort
Art Brut Museum Gugging
Horticultural show “Die Garten Tulln”
Dinner at a “Heuriger” wine tavern

Tour guides
Dr. Iris Meder, architectural historian and curator
Felicitas Konecny, architecture educator and tour guide