6B47 and Martin Grandits open pop-up studio in the Althan Quartier

6B47 Real Estate Investors AG is developing Althan Quartier in Vienna's ninth district, which has been a recurring venue for art in construction and cultural activities since 2017.

Julius-Tandler-Platz, which is much frequented by the Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, has been one attraction richer since the first of May. The Viennese artist Martin Grandits and his team have moved into a 400m² pop-up studio there over the last few weeks and transformed it into a wonderful art space.

At a first meeting in the specially adapted premises of the Althan Quartier construction site, Sebastian G. Nitsch, CEO 6B47 Real Estate Investors AG, talks about the important significance of art space on construction sites:

"An important sustainability aspect of any real estate developer should be to consider a social component in addition to the environmental issue in the choice of building materials. Through art in construction, we create space for encounters and exchange. Aspects that have clearly been neglected in the last 18 months."

The topic surrounding the much-discussed ESG (Environmental - Social - Governance) components in real estate development has become increasingly important for investors and institutional investors in recent years. This demand must be met with equal responsibility in all three subsectors. 

Martin Grandits is pleased about the created cooperation with 6B47 and explains: "The showroom will be presentation space for new works and meeting space for contemporary art lovers."

With the Althan Quartier, around 4.000 new jobs will be created in Vienna Alsergrund by the end of 2023 in the FRANCIS trophy building on an area of around 40,000 m² of floor space. In the base zone, an extensive range of restaurants and cafés will create a place with a lingering quality – both for the office tenants, but above all for all residents of the neighbourhood.

The pop-up studio will be open until the end of September 2021. Information for a visit is available from the curator Ema Kaiser at mail@emakaiser.com or 0676/5757887.