WIA is an Austrian organisation, in search for the answer(s) on what architecture is, could be or should be.
Their mission statement as stated on http://www.whatisarchitecture.cc is the following:
“WIA won’t answer a single question.
WIA is a snapshot of the actual architectural panorama.
WIA is a growing archive for architectural positions.
WIA is a reason to carry on.
WIA contains monologues to start dialogues.
We are interviewing the world’s leading architectural designers and thinkers to learn their opinion about what architecture is and what it can do. Our goal is to provide clear and concise information about architecture from the viewpoint of the contemporary protagonists and thus form a panoramic view of today’s architectural thinking.”
We’d like to thank the team of WIA for offering a platform of inspiring ideas on contemporary architecture, provided by architects worldwide, and of course, for making us part of their quest for the true meaning and nature of architecture.
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