Poly Plot
Milan Mijalkovic, Katharina Urbanek

26.07.2021 – 01.08.2021   ⬤ Residency WILDES KOMBINIEREN

The Club Hybrid is moving. It can be dismantled into its individual parts in just a few days and will be on its way at the end of the season. 46 wooden panels, 44 steel supports, 375 lm steel beams, 36 m² of grating, 3 staircases, 8 windows, 10 doors, etc. are at disposal. As a prefabricated building, the Club Hybrid operates at the cutting edge of time: the question of resources, constant change and recurring crises demand construction that can be implemented quickly and can accommodate future changes. The material remains – any context is in flux.

Milan Mijalkovic and Katharina Urbanek are looking for the continuation of life: for possible occupants and sites, fragmentation and reassembly, individual aspiration and public mandate.

Arrival of bedframes and prefabricated wall elements, Skopje 1963 (Milan Mijalkovic, Katharina Urbanek: Pre/Fabric. The Growing Houses of Skopje. Wieser Verlag, 2018)
Arrival of bedframes and prefabricated wall elements, Skopje 1963
(Milan Mijalkovic, Katharina Urbanek: Pre/Fabric. The Growing Houses of Skopje. Wieser Verlag, 2018)

Milan Mijalkovic – architect, artist and author, was born in Skopje in 1982 and has lived in Vienna since 2001. In his work, he locates burning or latent conflicts and creates new perceptual spaces for them without restrictions to a specific medium – be it in the form of a concrete sculpture, a site-specific photograph, a reference book, a façade design or a live performance.  milanmijalkovic.com

Katharina Urbanek studied architecture in Vienna and Stockholm, has been a freelance architect and lecturer since 2008, and an assistant at TU Wien since 2015. Her work focuses on the investigation and development of urban and living spaces that take up existing potentials and offer differentiated possibilities for everyday use. www.studiourbanek.at