Based on Hundertwasser's forward-looking ideas on ecology and social policy, KUNST HAUS WIEN, Vienna's first "green" museum, is creating a new location for artists who, from today's point of view, critically and visionarily deal with topics such as sustainability, climate change, recycling, urbanism or intergenerational responsibility.
In addition to the focus on content, the concept of sustainability and environmental protection is also a major issue in operations and everyday work: Processes, both in the museum and in the administration, have been and are being examined and optimised with regard to environmental compatibility and ecological action. In this project, we are supported by certification as an Austrian Environmental Quality Label, which represents an important milestone in the continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
The sustainability concept of KUNST HAUS WIEN shows the most important measures with which the museum promotes ecological awareness and lives sustainable action. We are pleased when our visitors take part in our endeavours by means of tips and suggestions and carry them on.
At KUNST HAUS WIEN, great importance is attached to the careful use of resources; repairs are the first choice. When purchasing new products, attention is paid to long service life, recycled raw materials, recyclability and environmental compatibility. Products with eco-labels (Austrian Eco-label, Blue Angel, EU Ecolabel etc.) are always preferred when purchasing.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TRAVEL
KUNST HAUS WIEN is very well connected to the public transport network: During our opening hours, public transport stops are only a short distance away on foot. Information on environmentally friendly travel can be found on the website, and our museum service staff can also inform our visitors on site and by telephone about the options available. The arrival by bike is supported by the provision of bicycle stands.
The accessibility of our exhibitions is a major concern for us: Barrier-free access to the museum is ensured via the ground-floor side entrance of KUNST HAUS WIEN (to the left of the main entrance). The wheelchair-accessible passenger elevator stops on all floors and thus enables barrier-free access to the exhibitions.
Barrier-free toilets are located on the ground floor, access to the shop and café on the ground floor is stepless. Accompanying persons of visitors and visitors with special needs have free admission, certified assistance dogs for the blind can be taken along.
Our employees are important to us and we attach great importance to equal treatment and diversity. It is possible for our employees to further their education, and regular training courses and events are also held on environmentally relevant topics.
By providing written guidelines and participating in workshops, the ecological awareness of our employees is continuously expanded.