Graz Architecture Diploma Award 2009 Winners

The Graz Architecture Diploma Award choose the best diploma projects from Graz University of Technology. The jury, Robert Hösl (Herzog & de Meuron), Kathrin Aste (Aste Architecture), Florian Fischer (Fischer Architekten) and journalist/curator/designer Lilli Hollein spent nearly nine hours of intense discussion to select the four winning entries out of the 31 nominees.

Winners, after the break.

1st prize / Oliver Jungwirth / Title: en sitio / Supervisor: Prof. Schreibmayer

Rethinking the Perimetral, a former motorway bridge in the centre of Rio de Janeiro, aims at establishing an identity of social coexistance in a mixed living area.

2nd prize / Tina Kimmerstorfer / Title: A thermal spa at Bulbjerg, Denmark / Supervisor: Prof. Neuwirth

Developing from the Bulbjerg chalk rock and a bunker from World War II, located on Denmark’s coast, a thermal spa suceeds in transforming the specific atmospheric quality of the site and the massivity of the bunker, reintroducing the pre-war usage of the site.

3rd prize / Peter Leidlmayer / Title: Raval, Raval – Urban Ghetto or Diversity of Cultures? / Supervior: Prof. Zinganel

Following extensive on-site research, “Raval, Raval” presents a new urbanistic approach which respects and promotes Barcelona’s cultural groups by creating sensitive spatial constellations.

Special Prize / Andreas Goritschnig / Title: Liman LAB. A MANUAL FOR A SYMBIOTIC TRANSFORMATION. Towards a New Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina / Supervisor: Prof. Loenhart

Instead of the iconographic shape intended for the competition entries for a new Museum of Contemporary Art Novi Sad, “Liman Lab Manual” develops a processual transformation derived from the cultural network preexisting at the site, characterized by a dynamic and lively productivity.

For more information about past and present awardees, go to the awards official website.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Graz Architecture Diploma Award 2009 Winners" 26 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • sharwe


  • dadard


    These GAD price is Grazer Architektur Diplompreis, so it means that it is diploms made by students from this school, the TU Graz. So why do you say “best project in Europe”?

    Sorry people…

    • Mikhailenko

      because Graz architecture school is the best school in europe………….not xD

  • Boedi D.Sidi

    1st winner creative Ideas but structurally very bad > it is not a save living environtment (Rio-in Brazil?)may be also socioeconomically?

    2nd winner I dont see the relation of the heritage bunker and the beautiful modern design that seem as aroganism to the environtment condition.

    3rd winner…….need more explanation…..????