Künstlerhaus Wien

Video Feature: Vienna Künstlerhaus

An architectural heritage that needs to be protected

For centuries, the Karlsplatz in Vienna has been the centre of various art scenes, which is confirmed by the fact that a variety of renowned art and cultural institutions, both big and small, established and independent, settled here over the years. Among them is the Künstlerhaus, which was reopened in March and is located between the Karlsplatz and the State Opera. Before it reopened, the 5.000 m2 roof of the building, which was erected between 1865 and 1868, was equipped with a magnificent new covering, among other things.

PREFA Object Consultant Christian Wirth explains: “The product Prefalz in P.10 patina green or in the special colour opal green fits in with the surrounding buildings and treats this great heritage with care. Prefalz offers several advantages particularly in historic areas and for the renovation of old buildings. Due to its low weight, it can easily be used to cover older roof constructions. And the matt and noble appearance complies with the requirements of monument protection,” as he states. Christian Wirth summarises: “We can preserve its characteristic appearance and, at the same time, take into account all of the current norms and specialist regulations.”

To give you a little taste of our more detailed article on monument protection in Vienna that will appear in the first print edition of our PREFARENZEN journal, we want to show you a short video clip that captures the special atmosphere around the „new“ Künstlerhaus.

We can preserve its characteristic appearance and, at the same time, take into account all of the current norms and specialist regulations.

Photos & Video: Martin Croce

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