RAIDING FOUNDATION  is a non profit organization. It supports cultural events as well as maintenance  of buildings  that are part of the Raiding Project.  (Registration number in Austria: ZVR-Zahl 276 781 700)



1. Raiding Project exhibition at BMW Group Showroom in Tokyo,  2011; 2. The village of Raiding in Austria – South of Vienna; 3. Toyo Ito’s “Sound Cube” model for Raiding in front of the Liszt Center;


Roland Hagenberg, initiator of the Raiding Project, envisions  unique artworks and guest houses by Japanese architects  in the village of Raiding, birthplace of composer Franz Liszt with its seasonal Franz Liszt Festivals. “Life inside Art” is the guiding theme, since all buildings are works of art designed with great care. General consultant is Richard Woschitz/Woschitz Engineering.

RAIDING PROJECT: In September 2010 Dietmar Steiner, director of the Architecture Center in Vienna (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.

Other activities of the Raiding Foundation include among others:

Lectures by architects Kengo Kuma, Terunobu Fujimori, Hiroshi Hara and Takaharu Tezuka in Vienna and Raiding (2010-2012).

“Japan in Raiding” (concert with eightJapanese musicians from Tokyo at the Franz Liszt concert hall in Raiding, 2011 and 2013).

Exhibition “Kleinarbeit” with works by Gilbert & George, Jeff Koons, Karl A. Meyer, Bernd Zimmer, Christo, Sheila Metzner, Peter Beard, Joerg Immendorf, Roland Hagenberg  and others (2012).

Exhibition “Karl A. Meyer: Cloud of Humanity” and lecture by Hiroshi Hara (June 22, 2013 in Raiding).

The first building of the Raiding Project is called “Storkhouse”.  It opened October 27, 2012 in the presence of  Japanese ambassador to Austria, Mr. Shigeo Iwatani and the director of the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna MAK, Mr. Christoph Thun-Hohenstein. Storkhouse was designed by Terunobu Fujimori in collaboration with Roland Hagenberg. Construction supvervision and consulting by Richard Woschitz/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 two guests (plus one or two on special request) and features a stork nest seven meters above the roof.  (The migratory birds have been nesting every year since 2012). Storkhouse opened to the general public March 2013. Kitchen and furniture were designed by Fujimori and built by Tischlerei Ecker.

WATCH A SHORT PRESENTATION of the making of Storkhouse here: Pecha Kucha Night Tokyo

WATCH 15-minutes documentary by Roland Hagenberg “The Making of Storkhouse”.

Storkhouse is recipient of the first prize of “Austrian Tourism Innovation Award 2014”.  Austrian Federal Minister of Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner presented the award to the Raiding Foundation May 8, 2014. WATCH ORF-TV NEWS HERE (in German) The award-money helped finance the design of “Drei Wanderer/Three Travelers” by Japanese star-architect Hiroshi Hara – sculptural shelter for the village of Raiding.


INFORMATION: For visits, accommodation inquiries and more information about Storkhouse please contact the Raiding Foundation: email hidden; JavaScript is required  Neugasse 8, A-7321 Raiding, Austria.

ACCOMMODATION: Storkhouse is open to all members of the Raiding Foundation. To apply please write to:  email hidden; JavaScript is required; Yearly membership fee Raiding Foundation: Euro 30,–; Donation per overnight stay at Storkhouse Euro 200,– (independent of the number of guests). In case of several guests, at least one of the guests should be member of the Raiding Foundation.




MEMBERS (30 Euro)

a) Receive quarterly newsletter Forum Raiding.

b) 10% discount on all Raiding Foundation events, books, workshops, limited editions and Raiding Project lifestyle products (in preparation).

c) Overnight stay at Storkhouse  (only for Raiding Foundation members). Donation per overnight stay 200 Euro (independent of the number of guests) In case of several guests, at least one of the guests should be member of the Raiding Foundation. Up to two guests per stay (plus children).



a) b) and c) as well as:

d) Mentioning name of supporting member in all press releases of the Raiding Foundation as well brochures and catalogues.

e) Preferred booking dates when reserving overnight stays at Storkhouse or other Raiding Project buildings.

f) Invitations to VIP dinners in private settings e.g. with star-architects or personalities from the art world.

g) Storkhouse bag with Raiding Project catalogue.


SPONSORS (3000 Euro)

a) b) c) d) e) f) and g) as well as:

h) Name on official sponsorship plate at Storkhouse and on homepage.

i) Signed and numbered limited edition print by one of the Raiding Project architects.



Raiding Foundation; Account Nr: 2942-8332-700; BLZ: 20111

Bank name: Erste Bank;  Branch name: Hornstein

SWIFT (BIC) CODE: GIBAATWW       IBAN: AT35 20111 2942 8332 700

Address:  Ortsmitte 4;  A-7053 Hornstein; Austria

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