DAS PORTRAIT MSL. Architektur muss Alles PRINZpod

DAS PORTRAIT MSL. Architektur muss Alles

The Viennese architect and resistance fighter Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897-2000) - icon of architectural history and activist of the women's movement - is considered a pioneer in the field of social housing. In her preoccupation with the living conditions of different population groups, she developed, among other things, types of housing for working single women, conceived the archetype of the fitted kitchen with the " Frankfurter Küche" (Frankfurt Kitchen), and designed communal housing - including for the Wiener Werkbundsiedlung (Vienna Werkbund Settlement). With a large-format mural, the artist duo PRINZpod commemorates the century figure Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky.

"In 1970, the architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky moved into an apartment created according to her designs in the then new building at Franzensgasse 16. After her death in 2000, the apartment was renovated and redesigned, only the bathroom remained in its original form. In 2021, the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Center (MSL Center) took over the rooms in order to restore them to their original appearance and make them accessible to the public as a small museum as well as a research center for architecture.
On the occasion of the opening of the center, PRINZpod conceived a work for the public space, which should serve to honor and make visible this outstanding Viennese personality, who was not only committed to the reformulation of space and architecture, but also politically engaged throughout her life. The result is a mural showing a section of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky's best-known photographic portrait, accompanied by one of her most important quotes on architecture: "Spaces, consciously or unconsciously, constantly affect people's attitude to life." Like a sequence from a film noir, the architect looks into the city whose urban and social development was so life-defining for her. The color scheme corresponds to that of her former apartment."
(Fabia Podgorschek)


Franzensgasse 14, 1050 Wien

Further Information

Brigitte Prinzgau * 1955, lives and works in Vienna (AT)
Wolfgang Podgorschek * 1943, lives and works in Vienna (AT)

Painting realization: Peter Müller
Lighting design: podpod design

The Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Center will be open for visitors* from October 2022. Previews of the architect's former apartment are available:

Tuesday, September 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, September 30, 2-5 p.m.
Location: Franzensgasse 16, door 40, 1050 Vienna
Accessibility: Bus line 59A, Schönbrunner Straße / Kettenbrückengasse
Registration required:


DAS PORTRAIT MSL. Architektur muss Alles PRINZpod

Time Period

ab 20. September 2022

Bus 59A, Schönbrunner Straße / Kettenbrückengasse

In cooperation with Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Zentrum (MSL).

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