About

 

The Sudden Workshop is a working method and tool for the collective reactivation of the city’s unused spaces. It was founded in 2015 by architects Mark Neuner and Andreas Lint and has since grown to a collective with steady members Christian Höhl, Nikolaus Kastinger, Arne Leibnitz and Marlene Lötsch.

The mission is to encourage the participants to collaboratively design, build and dream – aiming for new, cooperative uses of public space. Since projects within the sudden workshop format are always initiated as open, collaborative processes, all participants are asked to realise a common idea. As building material, the Sudden Workshop uses only solid wooden boards with a width of 10 and 20 cm, which are exclusively cut with a chop saw in order to reduce the required tools to a minimum and to be able to move the whole workshop with a single car-load. The outcome of this open process are prototypes which are publicly accessible and may not be commercially exploited. Sets of construction manuals for the designed objects are seen as common goods and should thus be a means of enabling people to get active themselves.

Sudden Workshop extended team: Wolfgang List, Maik Perfahl, Irina Nalis, Bernhard Stubenböck

 

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Objects for the Austrian Pavilion 2021

Project Name: Objects for the Austrian Pavilion
Location: Austrian Pavilion, 17th Venice Architecture Biennale
Year: 2019-2021

Sudden Workshop-Team: Andreas Lint, Arne Leibnitz, Marlene Lötsch, Nikolaus Kastinger, Christian Höhl, Mark Neuner

Participants Building Workshop: Alexander Garber, Barbora Kolarova, Berke Onay, Bilal Alame, Caroline Rösner, Celine Stemmelen, Cosma Kremser, Deyvi Papo, Francesca Lysann Klute, Hanna Padasheuka, Laura Farmwald, Laura Sánchez Fernández, Martina Laslová, Mary Osibanjo, Merve Canga, Nadine Niederdeckl, Philipp Kitzberger, Viola Kryza;

curators: Peter Mortenböck, Helge Mosshammer

Funding: BMKOES, Fachverband der Österreichischen Holzindustrie, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, MH Massivholz Austria, Holzcenter Weiss, Adler Lacke, Kvadrat, Zumtobel, Schachermayer, Laufen

Cooperations: section.a, TU Wien, Creative Cluster Margareten, tema, Monika Heiss

In 2019 for the first time an open competition for the Austrian Pavilion 2020 at the Venice Architecture Biennale was launched. After the curators Peter Mortenböck and Helge Mooshammer and their proposal “Platform Austria” succeeded into the final stage of the competition, they asked Mostlikely to deliver a design concept for the second phase of the competition.

In the design proposal an endless grid hoovered over the Austrian Pavilion. The modular aesthetics was continued inside the Pavilion and immersed into flashy colours – a reference to the visual identity of utopian architecture groups of the sixties.

In the same way today our ideas are cheered by the promise of unlimited possibilities brought forth by digitation. The unreal and ambivalent installations in the Austrian Pavilion aimed to show the ambiguity of our era: On one side tempting and inviting, on the other shallow and hollow, they can be experienced as an enjoyable and relaxing spot, where visitors pause and stay for a moment.

Due to Covid 19 and other reasons, the coherent design of the whole Pavilion was fragmented by the curators and reduced to wooden objects that will be on display inside and outside the pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale until November 2021.

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Creau

Project Name: Creau
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Cooperation: TU Wien

Location: Krieau Racetrack
Year: 2017-2018
Supervisors: Mark Neuner, Thomas Gamsjäger, Wilhelm F. Luggin
Building time: 2 weeks
Location: Trabrennbahn Krieau, 1020 Wien
Budget: 15.000 €
Sponsoring: MH Massivholz Austria, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, Formholz, PEFC, Sigha, Synthesa, Baustoffe Quester
Cooperation: TU Wien – Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design, Nest – Argentur für Leerstandsmanagement, Nut & Feder

Workshop in CREAU – Urban prototypes for the Krieau racetrack

On an underused part of the former racetrack Krieau, we organized a Sudden Workshop in cooperation with the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design of the Technical University Vienna and the agency „Nest“.  During the workshop we designed and built spatial interventions and installations to expand the possibilities of the temporary use and transform the former racetrack into a spatial resource, open for the neighbourhood and visitors. With a team of 25 students, we built four urban installations as prototypes for new urban uses. They have been in use from summer 2017 until autumn 2018.

Students: Maximilian Huber, Simon Cegar, Tobias Amann, Liz Tinaz, Iva Georgieva, Djordje Saric, Florian Freunschlag, Anel Bucan, Florian Pamminger, Aleksandra Firulovic, Anita Aigner, Anna Ulmer, Clement Dürr, Eliana Heltschl, Julia Raffel, Tanja Vucenovic, Rainer Hartl, Kristina Grausam, Julia Tamm, Elaine Mang, Nikola Chytil, Monika Furtner, Julia Gross

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Park macht Platz

Project Name: Park
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Year: 2017
Sudden Workshop team: Andreas Lint, Christian Höhl, Nikolaus Kastinger, Mark Neuner, Johnny Stein
Cooperation: Team Wien

Building time: 4 weeks construction, operating the following 3 weeks
Location: parking lot at Naschmarkt, 1040 Vienna
Budget Park & sudden workshop: 55.000 €
Funding: Bank Austria Kunstförderung, Bundesministerium für Kunst und Kultur, Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Departure – Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
Crowdfunding at we make it with 106 supporters and 16.572 €
Sponsoring: MH Massivholz Austria, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, Holzcenter Weiss, Holzcenter Seca, PEFC, Wittmann Metallbau, Trevision, Share Me, Zeppelin Solutions
Cooperations: Vienna Biennale, Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik, IBA Wien 2022, Nut & Feder, Viadukt Screen Prints, Urban Sync, Kino am Naschmarkt, Sidecar Catering and many more

Park – a prototype for New Work

How can ongoing transitions in the working world be used for new forms of social coexistence and co-working? This question, or challenge, was the central theme of a participatory spatial installation by Team Wien in summer 2017, when a parking lot at the edge of Vienna’s Naschmarkt was used for such a public experiment. Team Wien developed and built a wooden structure to create free to use workspaces for anyone in Vienna. One of the provided infrastructures was an area for wood constructions, where the sudden workshop, together with passers-by, built the furniture for Park . The idea behind the project was to highlight the potential of urban commons and non-profit spaces.
The Park series consists of three basic modules in different sizes that can be stacked or plugged together, allowing for countless combinations and ways of utilization. Individually, each piece can be used as stools, boxes, shelves or room dividers.
Park series: Park Module S, Park Module M, Park Module L

Click here for manuals of the Park series and other sudden workshop designs.

Team Wien: Leni Enzinger, Daniel Kerbler, Christian Knapp, Quirin Krumbholz, Linda Lackner, Wolfgang List, Gregorio Lubroth, Jonathan Lutter, Daniela Mehlich, Mark Neuner, Anna Paul, Maik Perfahl, Sarah Podbelsek, Bika Rebek, Felix Steinhoff |

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Küchenskulptur

Project Name: Küchenskulptur
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Sudden Workshop-team: Nikolaus Kastinger, Andreas Lint, Arne Leibnitz, Mark Neuner, Annika Strassmair
Cooperation: SOHO Ottakring, Nut & Feder, Social Kitchen Club

Year: 2016
Building time: 2 weeks construction, 3 weeks destruction
Location: Sandleitenhof, 1160
Budget: 15.000 €
Funding: Grätzloase, Soho in Ottakring, Fachverband der Östereichischen Hobelindustrie, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, PEFC
Sponsoring: Holzcenter Seca, Sigha

The Küchenskulptur – A 100-meter long urban intervention

The kitchen sculpture, a wooden installation stretching over 100m, was built within the framework of SOHO Ottakring in summer 2016. Winding through a vacant cinema inside Sandleitenhof it slowly makes its way out onto the open street. Designed and built like a red ribbon, the Kitchen Sculpture was intended to bring artists, visitors and neighbours together and to guide them through the festival, which took place inside the council housing building. The sculpture could be used as kitchen, desk, counter, dining table, and seating furniture. During the festival, the sculpture was removed and sawed into construction kits, which visitors later re-assembled into the SOHO Collection.

Nut & Feder Team: Christian Penz, Lamin, Ugochukwu, Mustapha, Hosep

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Markterei in der Alten Post

Project Name: Markterei in der Alten Post
Category: Sudden Workshop/hospitality
Sudden Workshop-team: Tobias Jager, Nikolaus Kastinger, Andreas Lint, Tobias Lint, Arne Leibnitz, Mark Neuner
Cooperation: Markterei

Location: Alte Post
Year: 2015
Building time: 4 weeks
Location: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna
Budget: 12.000 €
Funding: own resources Markterei, Fachverband der Österreichischen Hobelindustrie, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, PEFC
Sponsoring: Holzcenter Weiss, Sigha, Thonet, Donauer Design, Joval
Cooperation: Markterei, Mo-Ni-Ka

Markterei in a former post office – A neighbourhood market for Vienna

The Markterei opened its doors at the end of 2015 as a temporary market in heritage-protected spaces of a former post office, known as the Alte Post. Its intent was to support small food producers, chefs and local manufacturers by creating a marketplace where they could sell their products directly. The Sudden Workshop came together to collaboratively design and build the furniture and interior for the Markterei in situ.
The outcome of this was a 6-pieces Markterei-Furniture edition, of which all are flexible elements that can be extended, converted and combined in order to fit their intended use. Markterei Furniture Series: stool, bar table, two stackable modules, bench and market table.

Mo-Ni-Ka-team: Pius Kaufmann, Simon Moosbrugger, Johannes Nigsch

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Wiener Werkstadt

Project Name: Wiener Werkstadt
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Sudden Workshop-team: Mark Neuner, Andreas Lint
Cooperation: Markterei, Nut & Feder, Thonet, Into the City / Wiener Festwochen

Year: 2018
Building time: 28 weeks
Location: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna
Budget: 5.000 €
Funding: Fachverband der Östereichischen Hobelindustrie, Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie, PEFC
Sponsoring: Markterei, Holzcenter Weiss, Sigha

Wiener Werkstadt – Unique furniture of a young architecture, art and design scene

After finishing the furniture for Markterei, we continued our Sudden Workshop in the Alte Post for 7 more months. With the aim to create an open workshop, we initiated the Wiener Werkstadt by asking friends, architects, designers and artists to develop and build furniture together. The only guidelines were the sole use of a chop saw and the restriction to two formats of wooden planks. Based on this low-tech manufacturing approach, unique designs could be realised. Each design approach and their results are featured in the Mostlikely Sudden Workshop book.

 

Guests:  Anna Paul, Büro KLK, Christoph Leibl, Daniel Gutmann, Daniel Sanwald, George Rei, KIM+HEEP, madame architects, Maik Perfahl, Mark Balzar, Patrick Rampelotto, Percy Thonet, Robert Schwarz, Selina Traun, Valentinitsch Design, Tzou Lubroth

Cultural & Community

Jane & Cem

Project Name: Jane and Cem
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Sudden Workshop team: Mark Neuner, Andreas Lint, Mal Ballata
Cooperation: Werkstatt 15, Palme13

Location: Schwendermarkt
Building time: 2 weeks
Location: Reindorfgasse, 1150 Vienna
Budget: 3.000 €
Funding: Kulturförderung der Stadt Wien
Cooperation: Werkstatt 15, palme13  

Jane & Cem – two market stalls as urban commons

Jane & Cem are two mobile market stalls that were developed and built for the Schwendermarkt as urban commons with the aim to reactivate the run down market. The rollable stalls can be used free of charge by local farmers and producers to sell their goods at the market. If the two market stalls are not in use, they are parked in palme13, once a market stall that had been turned into a public space for art and culture.

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Palme 13

Project Name: Palme13
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Sudden Workshop team: Mark Neuner, Andreas Lint
Cooperation: Palme13

Location: Schwendermarkt
Building time: 8 weeks for structural work, 4 weeks for interior
Location: Schwendermarkt, 1150 Vienna
Budget: 15.000 €
Funding: Kulturförderung der Stadt Wien
Client: palme13

Market stall palme 13 – A collective experiment

palme13 is a small market stall at a run down market called „Schwendermarkt“ that was turned into a grocery store and off-space for art and culture by artists, chefs and filmmakers. Members, neighbours and guests could use the palme13 as an open space for their social and cultural projects of which cooking as a community-building activity was always the main focus.In an intensive process, together with the team of palme 13, we developed a flexible interior design series that was consequently built in a DIY workshop.
Schwendermarkt series: palme 13 bar table, palme13 bistro table

Palme13-team: Gerald Kerkletz, Luc Burnier, Magda Tothova, Paul-Julien Robert, Michaela Schmidlechner, Karin Watabe-Wolfger

Cultural & Community

Minimum-Maximum Workshop

Project Name: Minimum-Maximum Workshop
Category: Sudden Workshop/cultural&community
Sudden Workshop team: Mark Neuner, Andreas Lint, Simon Waldl
Cooperation: Reindorfgassenfest, Werkstatt 15

Location: Schwendermarkt
Year: 2016
Building time: 2 weeks
Location: Schwendergasse 13-15, 1150 Vienna
Budget: 1.000 €
Funding: Kulturförderung der Stadt Wien

Minimum-Maximum-Werkstatt – New chairs for Reindorfgassenfest
During the Reindorfgassenfest in 2016, annually organised by local ateliers, initiatives, pubs and communities, we adapted a parking bay for the purpose of a sudden workshop: On a long work table, visitors could build their own chairs for the festival in our open workshop. In just a few minutes, the Minimum Maximum Chair could be assembled from a prepared construction kit. If you built two chairs, one was yours to take along, while the other one stayed at the nearby Schwendermarkt.
The Minimum Maximum Chair consists of just a few wooden planks, screws, two nails and a piece of rope and can quickly be assembled, even if inexperienced. Depending on how far the central board is pulled out, the seating position can be altered. After using, the stool can be folded and easily carried away – with the rope serving as a handle.

Schwendermarkt series: Minimum Maximum-Chair

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