Urban Design Library

Address: 1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13, stairwell III, 4th floor
Tel: +43-1-58801-26060
Fax: +43-1-58801-26099
Email: staedtebau@ub.tuwien.ac.at
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Pidgeon Digital: Trial access 31.10. - 30.11.2017 [30.10.2017]

Pidgeon Digital is available free of charge on the TU campus from October 31 to November 30, 2017.

Pidgeon Digital is an online Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers, which has been built up over more than 35 years. It is a continuing archive, to which new talks are added regularly.

Started in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon, the purpose of the series, which originally consisted of 200 illustrated talks, is to widen the horizons of students of architecture and design by giving them the opportunity to share the thinking of leading members of the profession worldwide to whom they would not normally have access.

This includes speakers such as:

Architects: Will Alsop, Edward Cullinan, Terry Farrell, Norman Foster, Jan Gehl, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Kisho Kurokawa, Daniel Liebeskind, Oscar Niemeyer, Jean Nouvel, Charles Renfro, Richard Rogers, Harry Seidler, Bernard Tschumi, Michael Webb

Engineers: Anthony Hunt, Ted Happold, Frei Otto, Cedric Price, Peter Rice

Landscape Architects: Michael Ellison, Kathryn Gustafson, Lawrence Halprin, Peter Jakobsen, Ian McHarg.

Designers: Ron Arad, Ettore Sottsass, Alan Fletcher, FHK Henrion.

Pidgeon Digital also includes speakers who have died since being recorded, but who continue to have a lasting influence, for example:

Architects: R Buckminster Fuller, Serge Chermayeff, Maxwell Fry, Philip Johnson, Denys Lasdun, Cedric Price, A & P Smithson, James Stirling and Zaha Hadid

Engineers: Felix Candela, Ted Happold, Frank Newby, Konrad Wachsmann;

Landscape Architects: Roberto Burle Marx, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Peter Shepheard.

>  Pidgeon Digital


The Urban Design Library is situated within the Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban Design.

Opening hours may sometimes have to be changed at short notice. We regret any inconvenience.


The collection consists of around 36.000 items. The urban design department's current journals are also included in the collection, as well as a selection of theses written at the institute.

Around 8000 items (including journals) are available at the Urban Design Library's Karlsplatz reading room.

Part of the collection is housed in closed stack rooms at other addresses. Items from the stacks can be requested on CatalogPlus or on the Aleph online catalogue . Requested items from the closed stacks can be collected at the Main Library.

TU staff members can also request books by email to the Urban Design Library, and collect them at the Urban Design Library during opening hours.


Tel: +43-1-58801-26060
Email: staedtebau@ub.tuwien.ac.at

Opening hours

Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00
Vacation opening hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 - 13:00
and by appointment in urgent cases (please make an appointment in advance by email or phone)

The Library is closed from 24. December - 1. January.

Term dates: see TU Wien homepage term dates.

Search CatalogPlus for books and journals of the Urban Design Library

1. Enter your search term in the search field and filter the result by Library > Urban Design Library in the left menu

2. Alternatively you can enter your search term in the "Advanced Search" search field and choose "Urban Design Library" from the "Library" dropdown list to the right.

Please note that by restricting your search to "Urban Design Library" holdings you exclude most electronic resources (ebooks, e-journals, articles) that may also fit your query.

Search the Aleph catalogue for books and journals of the Urban Design Library

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