Foto © Lisa Rastl

arturo hernández alcázar

de-demolition (naked building)

Massive, reinforced concrete walls as high as seven meters can be seen standing next to the Landesberufsschule (State Vocational School) in Amstetten. While they form an accessible enclosure, they do not seem inviting in the usual sense. No perfectly smooth walls, no closed corners, no protective roof is visible; only traces of decay and destruction everywhere: peeling plaster, knocked-off edges, and the inner mesh of reinforcing steel exposed.