AAAC: Angewandte Architecture Alumni Club

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Alumni Networks-Revisited ist ein 2-tägiges Design Event des Institutes für Architektur der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien. Die Veranstaltung beschäftigt sich mit der Neupositionierung einer Kunst und Design Universität in einer neuen, extrem vernetzten Welt unter der Hervorhebung der eigenen Talente und Ambitionen, die das interne Netzwerk der StudentInnen und Alumnis hervorbringt.

12 Alumni der 3 Meisterklassen des Instituts für Architektur  - Hadid, Lynn und Prix - und deren Vorgänger Hollein und Holzbauer, werden die "Neue Angewandte", mit ihrer prominenten Lage an der Ringstraße, als Prototypen für die Zukunft der Kunst und Design Ausbildung entwerfen.

Hubert Hermann
Holzbauer ’80

Hermann & Valentiny
Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit

Since completing their studies in 1980 Hermann & Valentiny have had an office both in Luxembourg and Vienna. The period during which their teacher Wilhelm Holzbauer attributed to this pair a formal vocabulary that was marked by "a rich but also eloquent receptiveness to the spirit of the times" is long since past. Both have radically distanced themselves from their postmodern beginnings that catapulted them into the limelight at a very young age, and have developed further. In 1995 Amber Sayah attributed to them "a path of development from sculpturally modelled building volumes to a structural dissection, from a formerly closed architecture to an open one".
To put it more simply: after their rapid start they travelled a long path to arrive at their current understanding of architecture. A lengthy phase of refl ection, "in which we learnt to refl ect and to work out our fundamental principles" (HH), put an end to quick reactions to the zeitgeist. They acquired technical competence and developed a feeling for materials and the quality of detailing. Writing about their work in 2001 Liesbeth Waechter-Böhm referred to "a strategy based on dynamic motion at a reduced speed". The wealth of projects that HVP have produced up to the present day confi rms that they are much sought-after architects, and that there are no building commissions that they are not regarded as capable of dealing with. They have developed their own signature, which is shaped more strongly by materials than by form; they have remained faithful to their rejection of a world without colour and excitement and use strong accents to counteract it.
As a whole their architecture has an expressive strength and is full of fantasy, both radical and sensitive at one and the same time.
http://www.hvp.lu

Wolfgang Tschapeller
Holzbauer ’82

Wolfgang Tschapeller
Wolfgang Tschapeller arbeitet als freischaffender Architekt in Wien. Er ist Professor für Architektur an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, war u.a. Gastprofessor an der Cornell University N.Y., der Kunstuniversität Linz und der State University of New York in Buff alo. 2004/2005 war er Mc Hale Fellow an der State University of New York in Buffalo.
Zu den wichtigen Projekten gehören die Serie BVA1, 2, 3 zum BVA-Gebäude in Wien, das Hotel im Garten des Palais Schwarzenberg in Wien und das Europäische Kulturzentrum zwischen Pfalzkapelle und Rathaus in Aachen und die Projekte für das Musiktheater in Linz. In dem 2002 fertiggestellten Verwaltungsgebäude der Bezirkshauptmannschaft in Murau konnten wesentliche Überlegungen und Inhalte zusammengefasst und umgesetzt werden.
Wolfgang Tschapellers Projekte wurden u.a. 2008 in Tokyo, 2006 und 2004 auf der Architektur Biennale in Venedig gezeigt, 2006 in China im Rahmen der Ausstellung „Sculptural Architecture in Austria", 2006 in der Galerie Aedes Ost, 2004 in der Galerie Aedes West und 2003 auf der Architektur-Biennale in Sao Paolo, 1998 „Friends" im Architekturzentrum Tirol.

Max Rieder
Hollein ’86

maxRIEDER
ArchitekturWasserStadtLandschaft&Gestaltungsprozesse
Architektur ist eine soziale Kunst. Stadt ist ein soziales Kunstwerk.
http://www.maxrieder.at

 

Susanne Zottl
Holzbauer ’90

SUSANNE ZOTTL ARCHITEKTIN / MARIO BUDA GRAFIKER
After completing her studies in architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, Susanne Zottl studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where she received her Masters of Architecture in 1993. After becoming a licensed architect in Austria in 1996, she established the architecture offi ce of Susanne Zottl in 1998 in Vienna. She returned to SCI-Arc as a visiting professor in 2002 and taught studios in Vico Morcote/Switzerland, SCI-Arc's European program in 2005 and 2006.
Her office often develops new projects within existing structures as well as in the context of protected monuments. Projects dealing with this subject are the Atelier Augarten, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna, 2001; the Polarium in the Vienna Zoo, the building for penguines and seals, 2004; and the Orangerie in the Belvedere/Vienna, 2007, a remodeling of the building into a hall for temporary exhibitions. Her work also includes interior design (apartment Foundation Czerwenka/Vienna, 2006; interior Burghauptmannschaft Österreich/Vienna, 2007) and the design of exhibitions (Open House Hofburg Vienna, 2008).
www.zottlbuda.at

Erich Bernard
Holzbauer ’93

BWM Architekten und Partner, Vienna
Erich Bernard, Daniela Walten und Johann Moser arbeiten seit 1998 zusammen und gründeten 2004 das gemeinsame Büro BWM Architekten und Partner. Seit 2008 ist Dipl. Ing. Markus Kaplan Junior-Partner bei BWM.
Wir BWM Architekten und Partner gründen unsere Arbeit auf dem Fundament der VIELFALT.
Die Verschiedenheit unserer Ausbildungen, Sichtweisen und Interessen erlaubt uns in einem breit gefächerten Aufgabenspektrum aktiv zu sein. Zu unseren zentralen Kernkompetenzen zählen insbesondere: Shop- und Unternehmensarchitektur, Kultur und öffentlicher Raum, Stadt und Hochbau.
UNS BEGEISTERT ARCHITEKTUR, die über die Gegenwart hinaus aktuell und aussage-kräftig bleibt. Unser Ziel ist die bestmögliche Antwort auf die jeweilige Frage zu finden - INDIVIDUELL, PRÄZISE UND UMSICHTIG. Wir betreuen unsere Projekte durchgehend von der Idee bis zur Umsetzung. Wir verstehen Architektur nicht als Frage eines formalen Stils, sondern vielmehr als gestalteten PROZESS. Gelungene Architektur geht einher mit gelungener KOMMUNIKATION. Darauf legen wir Wert - sowohl innerhalb des Büroteams, als auch mit Kollegen, ausführenden Firmen, unserem Netzwerk an Fachleuten, Wissenschaftern, Künstlern und vor allem auch mit unseren Auftraggebern. Für uns ist ARCHITEKTUR EIN TEIL DER LÖSUNG. Uns interessiert der off ene Blick über die reine Gestaltung hinaus. Dies erweitert unseren Horizont und ermöglicht uns, vielseitiger professioneller Kommunikationspartner und Berater zu sein.
Team:
Das Team von BWM Architekten und Partner umfasst derzeit 25 Personen aus den Fachbereichen Architektur, Bildhauerei, Landschaftsarchitektur und Industrial Design.
www.bwm.at

Marie-Therese Harnoncourt
Prix ’93

the next ENTERprise- architects, Vienna
The provocation of the random and the unpredictable is our strategy in approaching the spatial and programmatic aspects of architecture. We work at discovering the factors leading beyond pure functionality - it is how we see the essence of architecture.
Ernst J. Fuchs and Marie Therese Harnoncourt founded the next ENTERprise - architects in 2000 in Vienna. They have cooperated - with other partners - since the early 1990s. From the beginning the next ENTERprise has operated in a fi eld that ranges from experimental installations (Blindgänger 2000; Audiolounge 2002; Trinkbrunnen 2003) to architectural practice (Zirl House 1997; Underground swimming pool, Vienna 2001 - with Florian Haydn; Lakeside bath, Caldaro / Kaltern, 2006) treating
both approaches as equal and mutually infl uential. The two latest projects are the Open-Air Pavilion for Grafenegg Castle Park, opened in 2007 and the new Thermal Bath in Villach Warmbad currently at the planning stage. tnE has held teaching engagements in Vienna, Innsbruck, Linz, Bratislava and Paris. Work by the studio has been widely exhibited and published (Venice Biennale 2006 and 2004; 5th Biennale for Architecture, São Paulo / Brazil, 2003; Archilab 5, Orléans 2003; Latent Utopias, Graz 2002; FINN_topo, Helsinki 2009). The studio was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in both 2009 and 2007.The Open-Air Pavilion in Grafenegg was granted the Clients' Award of the Austrian Architects Association in 2007 and the Baupreis (2nd prize) in 2009.
The fi rst monograph of the next ENTERprise ‘Close to the Bone' was published (DD22, Damdi Architecture Publishing Co., South Korea.) in 2007.
http://www.thenextenterprise.at

Christian Politsch
Hollein ’94

BEHF
BEHF wurde 1995 gegründet. Heute besteht BEHF aus rund 70 Architekten mit eigenem Team für Projektmanagement und Bauabwicklung. Die Themenschwerpunkte sind Handelsarchitektur, Retail, Gastronomie, Refurbishment, Innenarchitektur, Wohnbau und Bürogebäude.
http://www.behf.at

Herwig Baumgartner
Prix ‘96

B+U, Los Angeles
B+U is a full service architecture fi rm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Established in 1999 by architects Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, both partners each have over 15 years of professional experience. Prior to B+U, Herwig Baumgartner was Senior Associate and Project Architect at Gehry Partners for over a decade and was involved with the design and construction of many prestigious projects including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Experience Music Project and the Novartis Human Resource headquarter. In addition to his work at Gehry Partners Baumgartner also collaborated with artist Richard Serra on many sculptural projects and worked for the architecture firm Coop Himmelblau. He is part of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Prior to B+U, Scott Uriu worked at Gehry Partners for over seven years where he was involved with design and construction of a wide range of projects including the DG Bank, Der Neue Zollhof and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Uriu also was a Senior Project Manager for Kajer Architects in Pasadena, California where he completed over 20 residential and commercial projects.

He is currently teaching in the architecture department at Woodbury University in Burbank, California.
B+U has worked on projects nationwide and abroad. Their work comprises cultural projects (including museum,concert halls and exhibition spaces), educational and transportation facilities, master planning and urban design, offi ces and mixed use developments, restaurants and residential work. B+U has been invited and frequently participates in local and international competitions like the Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan, the Nam June Paik museum in Kyonggi, Korea; the Tomihiro Hoshino Museum of Shi-Ga, Japan; the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt; the new Opera house in Oslo, Norway; the Museums Quarter addition in Vienna, Austria; the Landmark Tower/U2 studio in Dublin, Ireland; the Civic Center for Lake Elsinore in California, US; the Greenstop at the 99 highway in Tulare, California, US; and the Urban Development Study for Schwechat, Austria.
B+U is currently working on a variety of projects including: A mixed use development in Downey - Los Angeles (2012); a housing development in the United Arab Emirates (2012), Soundcloud- an event structure in Downtown Los Angeles, California (2009), Sound City-an urban development project for downtown Los Angeles, California (2020), F&K residence in Pasadena, California (2009), the CKC residence in Pasadena, California (2009), the CS residence in Los Angeles, California (2010), and others.
http://www.bplusu.com

Barbara Imhof
Prix ‘96
Waltraut Hoheneder
Prix ‘98

LIQUIFER (Systems Group)
LIQUIFER (Systems Group) is a multidisciplinary platform that takes innovative approaches to terrestrial and extraterrestrial architecture. The Space Systems branch associates have expertise in space systems engineering, space systems architecture, space design and habitability. The team members of the Earth Systems branch work in the field of architecture and design from research to implementation. 2004, LIQUIFER (Systems Group) was founded by the Austrian physicist and systems engineer Norbert Frischauf, the Indian space entrepreneur, designer and engineer Susmita Mohanty and Barbara Imhof. The Space Systems platform is comprised of ten experts with diff erent backgrounds collaborating on space exploration concepts for the European Space Agency and the European space industry and in the future for the Indian space agency ISRO. LIQUIFER Earth Systems is lead by Barbara Imhof und Waltraut Hoheneder; influenced by new technologies and spaceflight, the two Wolf D. Prix graduates develop concepts for living and working environments
tracing, advancing and reflecting future development potentialities. The implementation of these (research) projects currently results in prototypes, interior spaces or exhibition design. In the future we anticipate deepening the exploration of synergies between space and earth applications for architecture within a multidisciplinary cooperation.
www.liquifer.at

Michael Wallraff
Prix ’97

Michael Wallraff
Michael Wallraff studied scenery design at the Academy of Fine Arts and architecture at the University ofApplied Art in Vienna, as well as at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles. Since 1997, he has worked independently in Vienna, Munich and Los Angeles. The Viennese architect's office was established in 2004 and has been active in various fi elds: from city planning, adaptations, conversions, additions and new buildings, stage design, exhibitions and furniture up to objects of everyday culture. In addition to the Schütte-Lihotzky Fellowship (1998) and the Schindler Fellowship (1999), Michael Wallraff has received funding from the city of Vienna's "departure" program (2009) and numerous competition prizes, including the 1st prize in the EU-wide two-stage open competition for the State Vocational School Center Graz-St. Peter (2007).
http://www.wallraff.at

Caren Ohrhallinger
Hadid ’02

nonconform architektur vor ort
Um Nachhaltigkeit zu schaffen, benötigen wir als Architekten umsichtige Planungsstrategien. Daher versuchen wir, die Arbeit des Architekten in einen ganzheitlichen Zusammenhang zu stellen und ein Gesamtbild des Bauens zu entwerfen und zu vermitteln.
Durch Partizipation schaffen wir eine Aufbruchsstimmung, in der Planung zu einem spannenden Prozess wird. Die Bürger oder Mitarbeiter werden als Experten für den eigenen Ort, das eigene Unternehmen erkannt und dazu ermutigt, sich als handelnde Akteure an der Planung zu beteiligen.
Die Ideenfindung wird gemeinsam mit den Auftraggebern und deren Umfeld durchgeführt und motiviert die Beteiligten zur raschen Umsetzung von Projekten. Wir planen und konzipieren Bauprojekte für den privaten und öffentlichen Bereich, für Gewerbe und Wirtschaft, Kultur und verdichtetes Wohnen. Unsere Kunden sind öffentliche Stellen und Institutionen sowie Unternehmen und private Investoren.
http://www.nonconform.at

Thomas Vietzke
Hadid ’02

Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid, founding partner of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for both her theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary experimentation and research in the interrelated fi elds of urbanism, architecture and design. Working with senior offi e partner Patrik Schumacher, Hadid's interest is in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape, and geology as the Practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems that lead to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms moulded by the realities of site and building requirements.
The BMW Central Building in Leipzig and the Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany are excellent demonstrations of the Practice's quest for complex, dynamic space. Previous seminal buildings, such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our vision of the future with new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms.
Currently Zaha Hadid Architects are working on a multitude of projects including; the Fiera di Milano masterplan and tower, the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi; High-Speed Train Stations in Naples and Durango, the CMA CGM Head Offi ce tower in Marseille, Pierres Vives City Administration Building in Montpellier, Opera Houses in Dubai and China, private residences in Moscow and the USA, as well as major master-planning projects in Beijing, Bilbao, Istanbul, Singapore and the Middle East.
http://www.zaha-hadid.com

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