Vienna synagogues revisited—virtual reconstruction brings destroyed synagogues back to life
Since 1998, students at the University of Technology have been reconstructing former synagogues using computer-assisted processes. The initial focus was on Viennese synagogues built around 1900 as part of a European building boom. Although the designs were often subdued, these buildings nevertheless changed the urban landscape. Nothing was left to chance when the synagogues were destroyed. After all of the synagogues in Vienna had been processed, the project shifted its focus to the Austrian provinces.
The event will present the extended interface devoted to these former synagogues. The audience will be interact with the buildings and gain an impression for themselves of what they were like. Archive material of over forty synagogues will be available to accompany the virtual reconstructions. It is particularly interesting to experience the synagogues in the urban space they would occupy today, in this way making the invisible visible again.
Free admission from 6.15 p.m.
Photo (c) martens/peter