ÖBB Corporate Headquarters Groundbreaking / Zechner & Zechner

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The Groundbreaking Ceremony for ÖBB Corporate Headquarters recently took place to mark the start of construction for a new high-rise building in . Designed by Zechner & Zechner, their proposal was selected as the winner of an EU-wide competition in 2009. The building, which is located right by Vienna Central Station, will now allow several ÖBB companies to work at the same location as part of bringing together company sites. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Haustrift / SUPERBLOCK + Johnny Winter

© Hertha Hurnaus

Architects: SUPERBLOCK +
Location: Vienna, Austria
Design Team: Johnny Winter
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,500 sqm
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

Umbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architekten

© Gerald Zugmann

Architects: hke architekten
Location: Brühler Str. 69 A-2340 Moedling
Project Coordinator: Albert Huber
Team Staff : Waltraud Derntl, Elke Niedermüller, Ralf Rüssel, Xiaoguang Song, Sören Fleischhauer, Stefan Schweighofer, Michael Hieselmayr, Muaz Esen
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Gerald Zugmann, Courtesy of hke architekten

BTV branch in Innsbruck / Rainer Köberl

© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Rainer Köberl
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Rainer Köberl
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Lukas Schaller

Green City Housing Complex / Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

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Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects, in collaboration with Viennese office BKK-3, shared with us their third place winning proposal for the ‘Green City’ housing complex which will include 700 apartments in Graz, . The whole concept of their project is to create a clear hierarchy of public and semi-public spaces by means of simple volumes of apartment buildings. Their design is based on repeating the same three objects and interlinking them through a common yard ranked among three best projects. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Venice Biennale 2012: hands have no tears to flow / Austria Pavilion

hands have no tears to flow / Austrian Pavilion © Günter

The Austrian Pavilion for the 2012 Venice Biennale is a collaboration of Wolfgang Tschapeller, Rens Veltman and Martin Perktold, a team that consists of interdisciplinary fields of study, thought and action from architecture and art.  The contribution, entitled “Hands have no tears to flow. Reports from / without Architecture”  invites visitors to comprehend architecture as a social and cultural phenomenon and to experience it from different perspectives and views.  It explores this year’s theme, Common Ground, with a discourse on the sociopolitical function of architecture.  The exhibit will be on view at the Biennale until November 25th.

Neubau Bürogebäude / spado architects

© Kurt Kuball

Architects: spado architects
Location: , Austria
Design Team: Hannes Schienegger, Elisabeth Spieß
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurt Kuball

Residence Ödberg / Project A01 Architects

© Philip Kreidl

Architects: Project A01 Architects
Location: Klosterneugurg,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Philip Kreidl

Cemetery and Wake Room / Schneider & Lengauer

© Kurt Hoerbst

Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: Hopfgarten in Defereggen, East Tyrol,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst

Islamic Cemetery in Altach / Bernardo Bader

© Adolf Bereuter

Architects: Bernardo Bader
Location: , Vorarlberg,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 8,400 sqm
Photographs: Adolf Bereuter, Nikolaus Walter, Peter Allgäuer, Bernardo Bader

House L / Schneider & Lengauer

© Kurt Hoerbst

Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: , Austria
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst

Residential and Nursing Home Simmering / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner

© Mark Steinmetz

Architects: Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner 
Location: , Austria
Architect In Charge: Mark Steinmetz, Benno Wutzl
Photographs: Paul Ott, Mark Steinmetz, Armin Plankensteiner

Community Centre Wallern / Schneider & Lengauer

© Anne Isopp

Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: , Austria
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst, Anne Isopp

Parish Centre Kirschlag / Schneider & Lengauer

© Paul Ott

Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: Kirschlag,
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Paul Ott

Robinson-School Linz / Schneider & Lengauer

© Kurt Hoerbst

Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: Linz,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Kurt Hoerbst

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre PUR / Schneider & Lengauer

© Dietmar Tollerian

Architects: Schneider & Lengauer
Location: Freistadt,
Photographs: Dietmar Tollerian

Multi-generational: Living at Mühlgrund / ARTEC Architekten

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Architects: ARTEC Architekten
Location: Vienna,
Architect In Charge: Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl
Design Team: Björn Wilfinger, Ronald Mikolics, Michael Murauer, Anna-Maria Wolf, Aniko Horvathova, Kathrin Schelling, Wolf Deucker, Jun Wook Song
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of ARTEC Architekten

Terrace House Tokiostrasse / ARTEC Architekten

Courtesy of ARTEC Architekten

Architects: ARTEC Architekten
Location: Terrace House Tokiostrasse, ,
Architect In Charge: Bettina Götz, Richard Manahl
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 48,881 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of ARTEC Architekten