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Cross-border cooperation with the Forum Werdenberg

In the 2013 summer semester, two architecture studios from the University of Liechtenstein accepted the Forum Werdenberg’s invitation to display their locally rooted installations at the castle and in the town of Werdenberg. The vernissage of the “Fenster an Fenster” (window to window) exhibition will take place on 22 June.

Liechtenstein architecture students capture Werdenberg Castle

Cross-border cooperation with the Forum Werdenberg

In the 2013 summer semester, two architecture studios from the University of Liechtenstein accepted the Forum Werdenberg’s invitation to display their locally rooted installations at the castle and in the town of Werdenberg. The vernissage of the “Fenster an Fenster” (window to window) exhibition will take place on 22 June.

In the anniversary year celebrating “50 years of architectural education in Liechtenstein”, the cross-border cooperation between the Forum Werdenberg and the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein was initiated. Based on the Forum Werdenberg’s annual theme “An eye for an eye”, the two architecture studios have explored the castle, the medieval town and Lake Werdenberg for a semester.




A total of 22 architecture students from Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Switzerland took on the challenge of viewing windows and ladders from a different perspective – not simply as useful construction elements, but as inspiration for philosophic and artistic designs. This has resulted in the “Fenster an Fenster” exhibition, which features 28 installations which are open to the public throughout the summer. 


Across borders and interdisciplinary

The 12 students from the design studio run by Denise Ospelt, a lecturer on architecture and construction, used photography as a medium to examine the location. Their spatial window installations sharpen the observers’ perceptions of this special place.




Under the guidance of Hansjörg Quaderer, a Liechtenstein artist and lecturer on visual design, the 10 fourth-semester students were given the task of installing a family of ladders in Werdenberg. Visitors can take a closer look at the installed ladders on their “perceptible tour” through the castle. 




“Fenster an Fenster” exhibition

The exhibition’s vernissage will be held in the castle’s courtyard on 22 June 2013, at 5 p.m., with an introduction by Denise Ospelt and Hansjörg Quaderer. Visitors can gain a first impression of the exhibition from 4 p.m. At approximately 6.15 p.m., a panel discussion on the topic will be held by Hugo Dworzak, Head of the Institute of Architecture and Planning, the artist Paul Renner, Hannes Albertin, project manager of the Forum Werdenberg, and the students involved in the project. Subsequently, the visitors are invited to attend a drinks reception in the castle’s courtyard, where the evening will be brought to an end.




The exhibition will be held from 23 June to 1 September 2013 and is open during the castle’s usual opening hours. Dates for guided tours can be found at www.schloss-werdenberg.ch.


Werdenberg Castle: “Fenster an Fenster”
Vernissage: Saturday, 22 June 2013, from 5 p.m. Entry is free.
Duration of the exhibition: 23 June to 1 September 2013
Additional information at www.schloss-werdenberg.ch or www.uni.li/architektur