Posted on: 10th December 2018


Observatory of innovative architectural practice in Europe

Underconstructions is an observatory of innovative architectural practices in Europe that reflects changes happening in the field of architecture and urban planning by identifying new methods in regards to living and working conditions while reflecting on social engagement and civil involvement. Several workshops in different European cities were conducted and an online data base was set up with the aim to highlight best-practice projects and to promote innovation within Europe.

Several workshops in different European cities were conducted between 2011 and 2012 with the aim to highlight best-practice projects and processes. Architects, experts and initiatives helped to pursue a critical survey.

By setting up an online data base, underconstructions disseminate information as well as experience to promote innovation within Europe.

Workshops series 2011 – 2012

by Hannes Schreckensberger and Celia Picard

1. Objectives, Vienna / Austria, 30.11.2012

2. Local planning tools, Rotterdam / The Netherlands, 24.02.2012

3. Re-think inclusive strategies, Potsdam / Germany, 30.03.2012

4. How to work with the city authority, Vienna / Austria, 17.05.2012

5. Transformation processes, Paris / France, 29.06.2012

6. My Favorite Rule, Venice / Italy, 28.08.2012


Alter Architecture, Paris / France, 23.10.2012


Alter Architecture Manifesto, Publication, les éditions infolio, Gollion, 2012

Underconstructions was initiated in 2008 by the European Forum for Architectural Policies (EFAP-FEPA); the partners are the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine and Wonderland, platform for european architecture and is aiming to pick out approaches and initiatives which set a precedent, open up politic, social and cultural tracks for more architectural and urban diversity.

The project has been funded with support from European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible of any use which may be made of the information contained therein.