Architects Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, former recipients of MAK-Schindler Scholarships for the Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program in Los Angeles, teamed up in 2003 to found the Viennese studio SPAN, which designed the Austrian Pavilion for Expo 2010 in Shanghai together with Zeytinoglu ZT. The team conceives of architecture as a process and works in the field of applied architectural theory, i.e. at the interface with research. Their projects are centered on future-oriented strategies of designing. These employ medial technologies and involve the development of architectural models from organic systems which are then placed in relation to each other via dynamic spatial programs.
For the MAK Gallery, SPAN planned a spatial intervention transferred into a black box. “Formations” will unfold its meaning in various scenarios consisting of models, animations and architectonic elements, providing the observer with novel insights into a laboratory of contemporary architectural production. The individual stations and levels of the exhibition, based on organic patterns of movement, refer to one another and oscillate between abstract, dynamic forms and hybrid structures.
Images and more information on the exhibition after the break.
Architects: Atelier Thomas Pucher & Bramberger
Location: Graz, Austria
Project Team: Thomas Pucher, Alfred Bramberger, Martin Mathy, Maria Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldhör, Ingmar Zwirn David Klemmer, Christof Schermann, Boris Murnig, Sahar Arjomand Bigdely, Thomas Zach
Project area: 1,400 sqm
Photographs: Andreas Buchberger
The Industriebauseminar, an exclusive two-day conference at the Vienna University of Technology, is held every two years in May. This year the conference focusses on refurbishment.
The conference is organized by the Institute for Interdisciplinary Building Process Management, Department for Industrial Building and Interdisciplinary Planning, of Prof. Christoph Achammer. 20 speakers will be presenting current topics on “Refurbished Future“ from diverse angles providing the participants an insight as well as mirroring the necessity of broad and interdisciplinary action in the field.
This year, the conference will take place between May 18 and May 20. For more information, please click here.
Architects: Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
Location: Sankt Poelten, Austria
Project team: Sigrid Müller-Welt, Lukas Staudinger, Manuela Wind, Jakub Smagacz
General planner: ARGE Vasko+Partner Ingenieure and Kronaus Kinzelbach Architekten
Client: BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.
Project area: 2,633 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2011
Photographs: Thomas Ott
Architects: GS Architects – Brigitte Spurej, Danijela Gojic
Location: Graz, Austria
Project manager: DI Michael Gattermeyer, DI Danijela Gojic
Client: Dr. Michael Pachleitner Privatstiftung
Video Credits: Architecturefilm
Producers: Martin Brischnik, Daniela Zeschko
Filmcrew: Martin Brischnik, Daniela Zeschko, Harald Günther, Karin Fitz
Cost: 1.583 €/m2 BGF
Site area: 10,940 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2008
Photographs: Gerald Liebminger
Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism
Location: Vienna, Austria
Project team: DI Andreas Perchinig, DI Sigrid Derler, DI Dr. Uwe Unterberger, DI Sabine Sternbach
Client: DEKA Immobilien Invest GmbH
General planner: Delta Projektconsult GmbH
Electrical Planner: energieeffizienz gmbh
Structural engineering: KS Ingenieure
Lightning design: Bartenbach Lichtlabor
General contractor: Leyrer & Graf
Photographs: LOVE architecture and urbanism
Location: Styria, Austria
Client: Gemeinde Gosdorf Orts- und Infrastrukturentwicklungs KG
Design + planning of observation tower and exteriors: Terrain:loenhart&mayr architects and landscape architects, Munich/Graz
Structural planning: Osd – office for structural design, Frankfurt
Project year: 2009 – 2010
AllesWirdGut wins architectural competition for Embelgasse vocational training school for administration with a project that makes learning a part of public life again. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Situated in Vienna, Austria, PPAG Architects shared with us their winning competition entry for the campus project consisting of a kindergarten, primary and junior high school. Their design is based on the new and ambitious education guidelines of the city of Vienna. The project promotes a typological paradigm shift regarding the spatial articulation of classroom and interior-exterior activities across the entire campus. More images and architects’ description after the break.
SADAR + VUGA’s competition entry for the Intercity of Vienna, Austria is an urban redevelopment that stands as a symbol of quality architecture of the 21st century and one that uses the urban contextual history in its vision of the contemporary lifestyle. The site of this mixed use urban development is near the new railway station, which makes Intercity a node for newly arriving visitors to see Vienna through the context of the new architecture.
More images and information on this project after the break.
Opening its doors to the public in December 2010, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s latest project, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom-Stilwerk is comprised of a variety of uses. Featuring a 5 star hotel with 182 bedrooms and suites, the mixed-use project also includes conference rooms, a fitness club, a restaurant with panoramic views on the 18th floor, retail trade area of 4,900 sqm and a public parking lot.