sudden workshop

The sudden workshop is a working method and tool for the collective reactivation of the city’s unused spaces. Since 2015, the sudden workshop has set up several installations troughout Vienna and various sites all over Austria.

The sudden workshop encourages 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.

Our previous experiences within the sudden workshop have led us to envision and elaborate a common space city model, which introduces new urban typologies which we call open workshop, open kitchen, open market and a centre for New Work.



mostlikely sudden workshop 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.

sudden workshop extended team: Wolfgang List, Maik Perfahl, Irina Nalis, Bernhard Stubenböck

cooperations and collaborators: 101 Coding und Design, Rainer Handl, Mato Johannik, Daniela Mehlich, Team Wien: Leni Enzinger,Daniel Kerbler, Christian Knapp, Thesi Kohlmayr, Quirin Krumbholz, Linda Lackner, Wolfgang List, Gregorio Lubroth, Daniela Mehlich, Mark Neuner, Anna Paul, Maik Perfahl, Sarah Podbelsek, Bika Rebek, Felix Steinhoff, Rupert Zallman, TU WIEN: Tobias Amann, Anita Aigner, Anel Bucan, Simon Cegar, Nikola Chyti, Clement Dürr, Aleksandra Firulovic, Florian Freunschlag, Monika Furtner, Iva Georgieva, Kristina Grausam, Julia Gross, Rainer Hartl, Eliana Heltschl, Maximilian Huber, Elaine Mang, Florina Pamminger, Julia Raffel, Djordje Saric, Julia Tamm, Liz Tinaz, Anna Ulmer, Tanja Vucenovic; Lukas Böckle, Luc Burnier, Lukas Fliszar, Thomas Gamsjäger, Hansi (Portier Alte Post), Marie-Christine Hartig, Viktoria Heinrich, Gerald Kerkletz, Karin Kober, Wilhelm Luggin, Thomas de Martin, Eleonora Mauri, Christian Penz, Bernd Püribauer, Paul-Julien Robert, Julia Schäfer, Angie Schmied, Michalea Schmidlechner, Ula Schneider, Paul Adrian Schulz, John Schulisch, Kurt Tanner, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Magda Tothova, Karin Watabe-Wolfger, palme 13 team, Werkstatt 15, Demonstrator der Stadtfabrik, Markterei, Mo-Ni-Ka, Reindorfgassenfest and many more active neighbours and friends

supported by: Grätzeloase, IBA Wien, IDVR, Initiative Neue Wirtschaft, Institute of Spatial and Sustainable Design, IG Architektur, Kino am Naschmarkt, MAK, Markterei, Nest, Agentur für Leerstandsmanagement, Nut & Feder, Schule Bruck an der Mur, Social Kitchen Club, Soho in Ottakring, Stadtfabrik, Urban Sync, Viadukt Screen Prints, Vienna Biennale, Sidecar Catering, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, Into the City/Wiener Festwochen, Design Biotope, Museum of Architecture Ljubljana, … and many more!

financial and material support by: Bundeskanzleramt Kunst und Kultur, Fachverband der Holzindustrie (FH), Formholz, Holzcenter Weiss, Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (MA 7), MH MassivHolz Austria, PEFC, Quester, Sihga, Seca, Synthesa, VEH (Verband der Europäischen Hobelindustrie)