Being homeless becomes unfortunate reality for an increasing number of people in Vienna. Rising living expenses causes this problem to grow constantly, although this situation is often not visible to our relative wealthy society.
The noHOME pavilion shall paraphrase the idea of a sheltered space, which at the same time does not satisfy the basic needs of a home (sleeping, eating, living). It is conceived as an architectural opportunity to draw public attention towards the social problem of homelessness.
The aim of the design is to raise consciousness about implications of being homeless for the persons concerned and their perception in society. In order to achieve this, the design explores and evokes subjective feelings such as the lack of privacy and the missing of a protective interior, a certain ambiguity between inside and outside with varying degrees of exposure, the perception of a hostile environment leading to an aggressive contextual interface and a limitation of space without the provision of shelter functions to weather conditions.
The project has been conceived and realized by master in architecture students in the course “Digital Design and Fullscale Fabrication”, taught by Architect Andrei Gheorghe 2014/2015 at the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Andrei Gheorghe, Robert Vierlinger, Jiaxing Lu, Christian Schwarzwimmer, Sophie Gierlinger, Ceren Yönetim, Marko Margeta, Eva Blsakova, Carina Zabini, Anna Sergeeva, Saba Nabavi Tafreshi, Nasim Nabavi Tafreshi, Julia Karnaukhova, Miro Straka, Jiri Vitek, Mathias Bank Stigsen, Sophia Keivanlo, Johanna Jõekalda, Ioana Binica, Leah Park, Nicolas Gold, Cecilia Sannella, Agnese Trinchera, Sven Winkler, Florian Smutny, Ziwar al Nouri, Banafsheh Fahimipour
images © Andrei Gheorghe
Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna „die Angewandte“, Bollinger+Grohmann Engineers, Loftcity Brotfabrik