Raiding Foundation is a non profit organization. It supports cultural events and the construction and maintenance  of buildings that are part of the Raiding Project.

Roland Hagenberg, initiator of the Raiding Project, envisions several unique guest houses by Japanese architects  in the village of Raiding, birthplace of composer Franz Liszt. “Life inside Art” is the guiding theme, because all buildings are works of art designed with great care.

In September 2010 Dietmar Steiner, director of the Architecture Center in Vienna (Architekturzentrum AZW), introduced the Raiding Project for the first time to the Austrian public with the exhibition “JapanLisztRaiding”. It was curated by Roland Hagenberg and 13 of Japan’s top architects participated with models and drawings: Jun Aoki, Terunobu Fujimori, Sou Fujimoto, Hiroshi Hara, Toyo Ito, Klein-Dytham-Architects, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Takaharu + Yui Tezuka and Yasuhiro Yamashita.

In October 2011 Roland Hagenberg presented the Raiding Project in Tokyo at the BMW Group Showroom with the exhibition “Crossover Architecture” on the occasion of the 24th World Congress of Architecture (UIA). It was sponsored by MINI Japan. A catalogue (48 pages, fully illustrated) is available via the Raiding Foundation).

The first building of the Raiding Project is called Storkhouse and opened October 27, 2012 in the presence of  the Japanese ambassador to Austria, Mr. Shigeo Iwatani. Storkhouse was designed by Terunobu Fujimori in collaboration with Roland Hagenberg. Construction consultant was Richard Woschitz of Woschitz Engineering.  The building is equipped with a kitchen, shower, high-tech toilet (TOTO Neorest), internet access, open fireplace and a small library with books by Fujimori and Hagenberg. Storkhouse can accommodate up to two adult guests with children. It features a stork nest seven meters above the roof. (The migratory birds have been nesting there since summer 2012). Storkhouse has been open for viewing to the general public since March 2012.

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