The Vienna Design Week 2011, now in its fifth year, is Austria’s most important international design festival. From September 30 — October 9th, 2011, it will bring some of the best designers of our time to the Austrian capital while simultaneously fostering the talents of tomorrow. The festival is diversified in content — comprising positions of product design, industrial design, and furniture design. For more information, please click here.
Architect: HOLODECK architects
Location: Turnergasse 24, 1150 Vienna, Austria
Project Team: Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig, DI Carolin Saile, DI Christian Rottensteiner, Nana Schilling
Structural Engineer: DI Bernhard Ruczka Building Physics: DI Röhrer
Consultants: Ing. Riebenbauer, Oberwart Site Management: Arch. Reicheln
Building Firm: Habau GmbH Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus
The Vienna Design Week, now in its fifth year, is Austria’s most important international design festival. From 30 September – 9 October 2011, it will bring some of the best designers of our time to the Austrian capital while simultaneously fostering talents of tomorrow. The festival is diverse in content – comprising the areas of product design, industrial design, and furniture design.
With exhibitions, venue-specific installations, theme specials, talks, and of course plenty of opportunities to party and network, Vienna Design Week is an attraction not only for the international design scene. It most explicitly aims to appeal to a wide public audience in Vienna, including international guests: in cooperation with many partners – museums, institutions and companies – the whole city becomes a platform and a showcase for design. The Vienna Design Week does not have the character of a trade fair, but instead offers a variety of venues and approaches specific to Vienna. More information on the event after the break.
Architect: HOLODECK architects
Location: Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria
Project Team: Arch. Marlies Breuss, Arch. Michael Ogertschnig, Di. Manuel Garcia Barbero, Di. Christine Schmauszer, Di. Gernot Köfer
Construction Engineer: Oberressl Kantz ZTGmbH, Klagenfurt
Construction Physics: DI Röhrer, Korneuburg
Construction Survey: KFW/Vorstädtische Kleinsiedlung, Klagenfurt
Heating, Cooling and Electricity: KELAG Consulting, Klagenfurt
Construction Coordination: Bau&Plan
Photograph: Paul Ott
Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
Location: Hainburg, Austria
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Project Architect: Martin Mostböck
Design Architect: Sophie-Charlotte Grell
Project Team: Steven Baites, Daniel Bolojan, Victoria Coaloa, Volker Kilian, Martin Neumann, Martin Jelinek
Site Area: 420 sqm
Project Area: 289 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba
André Chénier, the most famous work by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano, is brought to life for the ‘Opera on the Lake’ floating stage of the 2011 Bregenz Opera Festival in Bregenz, Austria by stage designer David Fielding under the artistic direction of David Pountney. The brilliantly vivid historical drama and human tragedy of shattering intensity is presented on the waterproofed set built directly into lake constance. It is then mounted upon a concrete core anchored into the base of the lake, while wooden poles support accessory structures of the stage. More images and project description after the break.
Architects: Mladen Jadric Architects
Location: Vienna, Austria
Project team: Max Krankl (PA), Oliver Krieger, Wilhelm Schnabl, Thomas Galos, Zuzana Nagelova, Polina Petrova, Daniel Marin Romero, Mitra Pourazim, Jacobus Schlager
Client: GPA WBV
Landscaping: Mladen Jadric Architects
Project area: 1,235 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2008
Photographs: Pez Hejduk Architekturfotografie
The design proposal for the extension to the National Library of Austria by Prechteck is to be seen as an extension of the bordering park and takes off at its northwest end to cross over the drop-off lane on 4.5m with a twist. The design then arches back to the ground level to blend into the landscape. More images and description after the break.
This proposal comes from Zechner and Zechner’s winners entry for the Reißeck Top Terminal Competition, a new mountain restaurant at 2250 meters above sea level in the Austrian Alps. In addition, the building with include a top terminal for the Reißeck incline railway, along with information and display areas.
Read on for more information after the break.