2,000 years
of European history,
in one city

Art for art's sake

The City of Vienna is Europe's biggest public landlord owning 220,000 flats in the city (a quarter of all Viennese apartments). Fifty-two of them are found here on the corner of Kegelgasse/Löwengasse in Vienna's 3rd district.

Friedenreich Hundertwasser's famous public housing project was a reaction to the post-war housing blocks. No straight lines, individual window design, colour and trees on the roof were some of the ideas the Austrian architect, artist and environmentalist incorporated into his plans.

Vienna is a city of art in public spaces, art in the public domain.



"No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect.
If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder."

John Ruskin
Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854)

Musical interlude

The Housemartins

Music and

Ian Peter Cullimore
and Paul Heaton