The Groundbreaking Ceremony for ÖBB Corporate Headquarters recently took place to mark the start of construction for a new high-rise building in Vienna. 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.
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
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, Austria. 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.
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.
Architects: ARTEC Architekten
Location: Vienna, Austria
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