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Innsbruck Trade Fair A / ARGE CNBZ Architects

  • Architects: ARGE CNBZ Architects
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Architects in Charge: Andreas Cukrowicz, Stefan Abbrederis
  • Partner Architects: Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architects Zt Gmbh (Bechter Zaffignani, Thomas Marte)
  • Area: 20715.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Hanspeter Schiess

© Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess © Hanspeter Schiess

Swarovski Kristallwelten / Snøhetta

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Location: Swarovski Kristallwelten, Kristallweltenstraße 1, 6112 Wattens, Austria
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Patrick Lüth, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Courtesy of Snøhetta

© Swarovski Kristallwelten Courtesy of Snøhetta © Patrick Lüth © Swarovski Kristallwelten

37m in Hohenems / Juri Troy Architects

  • Architects: Juri Troy Architects
  • Location: Hohenems, Austria
  • Areas: 155m2 housing + 47m2 working
  • Area: 202.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Juri Troy

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Vocational School Embelgasse / AllesWirdGut

  • Architects: AllesWirdGut
  • Location: Embelgasse, Austria
  • Architects in Charge: Martin Brandt, Johannes Windbichler
  • Collaborators: Alexander Mayer, Christian Zotz, Johann Wittenberger, Isabel Espinoza Tratter, Ondrej Stehlik, Atsushi Kanekoer
  • Area: 5820.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of AllesWirdGut

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Solarcity Kindergarden / x architekten

© Elisabeth Grebe © Max Nirnberger © Max Nirnberger © Max Nirnberger

Share Your Ideas for a Livable City with the Walking Visionaries Awards

Walk21 Vienna has launched its Walking Visionaries Awards, a challenge that invites people from around the globe to explore the many ways walking can be implemented into our daily lives to support sustainable and livable cities. Submit a solution now through April 30, 2015 for a chance to participate in the Walk21 Conference in Vienna, Austria in October 2015. 30 winners will receive a free ticket to the conference and given the chance to meet leading professionals and share their ideas with other visionaries through mediums such as lectures, round table discussions, and workshops. Additionally, the winners' solutions will be published in the conference documentation. Selected by both public opinion and a jury vote, winning submissions will be announced in June 2015. For more information or to submit an idea, visit

Weritas - Regional Visitor and Wine Center / gerner°gerner plus

  • Architects: gerner°gerner plus
  • Location: Lower Austria, Austria
  • Design Team: Matthias Raiger, Peter Blasl, Laurenz Vogel, Oliver Gerner, Christian Münster
  • Area: 550.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Matthias Raiger

© Matthias Raiger © Matthias Raiger © Matthias Raiger © Matthias Raiger

AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower

AZPML and SHARE architects have won a competition to the design a new prominent office tower in Vienna. The building, Schnirchgasse 11 “aims to strike a balance between a distinctive identity for the complex and an efficient operation, both in terms of flexibility of use and environmental performance,” by taking on a rhomboidal shape derived from the site’s geometry and shade conditions. 

More about the competition-winning scheme, after the break.

Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

Rüdiger Lainer and Partner plans to construct the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper next year in Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern area. 76 percent of the 84-meter tower is expected to be made from wood rather than concrete, saving approximately 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to driving a car 25 miles a day for 1,300 years). 

“I think it is important everyone now in 2014 thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building,” she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now,” says Kerbler project developer Caroline Palfy, commenting on the architects’ decision to use wood due to its environmental benefits.

An interior loft view and more details, after the break. 

House SPI / Spado Architects

  • Architects: Spado Architects
  • Location: Carinthia, Austria
  • Project Managers: DI Hannes Schienegger and Arch DI Harald Weber
  • Area: 161.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball

Kulturzentrum Ischgl / Parc Architekten

  • Architects: Parc Architekten
  • Location: Eggerweg 4, 6561 Ischgl, Austria
  • Architect in Charge: Michael Fuchs, Barbara Poberschnigg, Di Dipl W-ing
  • Area: 1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Schreyer, Karl Heinz, Courtesy of Parc Architekten

© Karl Heinz Courtesy of Parc Architekten © David Schreyer © David Schreyer

IVB Operational Service Building Innsbruck / peterlorenzateliers

© Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher © Paolo Utimpergher

Bus Stop Kressbad / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Location: Krumbach, 6942 Krumbach, Austria
  • Architects in Charge: Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertsson, Vibeke Jenssen
  • Photographs: Yuri Palmin

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Competition Entry: Pichler & Traupmann Fuses Two Axis to Envision Vienna High-Rise

The latest competition entry, "Gate 2 Tower" from Pichler & Traupmann Architekten examines the relationship formed between a high-rise building and its local and global surroundings to create a cohesive design that bridges the problematic gap between these different scales. Employing unconventional methods, Gate 2 Tower features geometries that not only create unique interactions, but also inform each other. 

Exterior showing the curved diagonal axis. Image © Isochrom Vienna Interior of an office space. Image © Isochrom Vienna Exterior showing relation at the "global" scale. Image © Isochrom Vienna Exterior showing the curved diagonal axis. Image © Isochrom Vienna