Architects Collective @ Home
As we adjust to the current situation, Architects Collective has been operating differently since one week now. Our entire team is working from home. Team meetings and discussions are taking place virtually. We are designing, drawing and organize our projects in Vienna, Hamburg, Villach or Luxembourg (almost) as usual.
Please know that you can contact us at any time via email, phone or Skype.
It was a pleasure to collaborate in 2019 and are looking forward to work on new and exciting projects. We wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year.
AC Action Camp
Pure adventure: this year's office excursion took us to the rafting camp in Palfau in the beautiful Gesäuse National Park. Whether rafting on the Salza river or canyoning in the Taglesschlucht gorge, we braved the icy temperatures and had an unforgettable experience.
We are already celebrating the next construction site: The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Martini-Clinic in Hamburg has taken place. The seven-storey building with its striking façade made of clinker and fiber concrete slats will be completed by 2022.
Overhanging balconies with niches for a maximum of privacy and contrasting colors characterize the new building in Elsbethen near Salzburg. This residential building with 15 apartments is embedded in the village structure and is situated in the immediate vicinity of the new Red Bull headquarters.
As part of a cooperative architecture and planning selection process with four other architectural offices, we are creating a new, attractive residential quarter in Wiener Neustadt. More than 500 residential units, a park and a kindergarten will be built by 2022 on the approx. 5 hectare area of the former football stadium.
In search of a new solution, every project – from winery to hospital to hotel – deserves the same care and curiosity.
Our AC small change box was full again. Thus, we once again managed to donate a small sum to Sonne International, an Austrian development organization. The 250 euros we have collected in the last weeks will benefit the street children in the new development center in Yangon, Myanmar.
… the Zoboki Design & Architecture team on their winning design for the new Dél-pesti Centrumcórház (South-Pest Hospital Centre) in Budapest. The design, in which we also contributed our know-how, creates a symbiosis between the references to the urban history of the place and the functional and technical requirements of a contemporary and future-oriented specialist hospital.
Vienna Garden Residences
This study for a new residential complex in the hilly Pötzleinsdorf area of Vienna calls for 37 open plan units with generous terraces, balconies or private gardens. Each unit opens up to views of the surrounding hills and vineyards in at least two directions.
The hi-tech company Infineon is expanding its Austrian complex in Villach with a new chip factory worth 1.6 billion euros. The General Planner for the project is CRC Clean Room Consulting Freiburg. Together with HWP Stuttgart, we are responsible for the architectural planning of the 60.000 square meter cleanroom factory with a central supply building, offices, warehouses and fire station.
Norbert Szigeti, one of Austria’s pioneers of fine sparkling wine, together with his wife Birgit found the A-NOBIS brand. The wine cellar in Zurndorf, Burgenland, will not only be a production site, but also a unique architectural creation that is set to become a focal point along the wine route.
Our new headquarters
We have relocated to the legendary house Portois & Fix in Ungargasse 59 - 61. The building is not only considered one of the main works of the architect Max Fabiani, but was - due to its progressive architecture - also a real scandal in 1900. Fabiani created a new building type in which the separation of commercial and residential areas was shown by different materials and constructions.
Yes, we BIM. We use Building Information Modeling for the planning and realization of our buildings, especially for large-scale projects such as Südspidol, the second largest hospital in Luxembourg. BIM enables networked collaboration with all project participants, thereby streamlining the construction process.
Klinikum Klagenfurt - Master plan 2030
We won the negotiated procedure Klinikum Klagenfurt - Master Plan 2030 together with Ebner Hohenauer HC Consult and pdc process design consultants. In the context of this study, it was necessary to investigate spatial planning and urban development aspects and to develop a concept for necessary construction measures.
Former studio of the furniture designer Friedrich Otto Schmidt, now an elegant city hotel with 160 rooms: design and planning for the reconstruction and extension of the historic palace on the Währinger Straße in Vienna, which was built from 1871 to 1874 to plans by Lothar Abel for Otto Graf Chotek.
10 + 1 years of AC
On September 15th we celebrated 10 + 1 years of successful working together with 200 guests from our extended collective at Palais Chotek in Vienna, accompanied musically by 5/8erl in Ehr'n.
Everything stays new!
In addition to the many projects for our clients, we started our own "construction site" at the beginning of the year. Together with the brand expert Markus Huber and the team of buero bauer, we developed our new corporate identity. Our appearance is now visually more concise, content-wise more precise and more collective in communication.