Making women visible

Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s apartment was preserved as a distinct architectural gem, making it a unique site created by a Viennese woman for visitors to experience. Furthermore, the apartment serves as the foundation for research into Female Pioneers in Austrian architecture (Phase 1: Vienna), which aims to increase public knowledge and acknowledgement of women's contributions to this field.


Making Architecture and History Visible

Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897-2000) designed the apartment where she spent the last 30 years of her life based on her experiences and intentions. Her design is based on economic and social spatial solutions, which provide women with an independent work and living space while combining traditional Viennese living culture with modernity. In 2021, the apartment, including its furnishings, was placed under a preservation order.
As a research hub, its primary focus is on the overlooked contributions of women in Austrian architectural history.

The Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Centre

The MSL Centre is an open and informative place that offers visitors insight into the apartment, the life and works of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Additionally, it provides a platform for exchange on discursive and innovative topics in architecture and society.