AC Media discussion 15. October 2021, SAVE THE DATE!
ATTENTION, change of date! ***Save the date*** We are proud to announce a special event for this autumn: on Friday, 15th October 2021, we will examine our vision of future clinics in an architectural and media discussion moderated by Michael Kerbler in Gleis21, “Organism Hospital - The Clinic of the Future”, which will bring together practitioners of architecture, medicine, media, politics and hospital management. What will the clinic of the future be like? A protected, sterile place which offers maximum flexibility - lessons learned from the pandemic? Or a public space, that acts as retail centre and urban development hub and promotes social interaction and well-being? Architects Collective already addresses these complex issues in an article: “The hospital is facing a revolution. Covid-19 and the future of healthcare architecture”. More information and an invite will follow soon!
Yes, we BIM!
We at Architects Collective have been planning all phases of all projects with Building Information Modeling (BIM) since 2016. Buildings are geometrically and accurately modelled and all relevant data is structured in a digitally usable manner, so that planning is available as a data package in addition to drawings. BIM enables effective networked collaboration and quality in the construction process not only for major projects such as Luxembourg‘s second largest hospital, the Südspidol in Esch sur Alzette, but also for mid-sized ones such as the Martini Clinic in Hamburg. We are delighted to have successfully and comprehensively integrated this innovative tool into our architectural planning!
June is all about diversity and equality, two fundamental values shared by Architects Collective. We show solidarity with the LGBTQ community and speak out clearly against any form of discrimination based on sex, gender, sexuality, origin or age. Happy Pride!
Copyright: Torsten Erbstößer (Gassmann + Grossmann)
Children and Youth Clinic Freiburg
The first perforated sheet metal panels of the ventilated facade have been installed in the entrance area! Despite the pandemic and thanks to close collaboration in virtual space with our local partner, completion date is on track.
New at Architects Collective!
We are happy to welcome Veronika Koller and Anna Kubiak to the team! Veronika Koller studied at the University of Innsbruck and has recently moved to Vienna. She joined the team in April. A passion for travel, sea and surfing led Veronika to Melbourne for a semester. What she likes most about Vienna is Art, and she looks forward to exploring the city on a racing bike. We think that's a great idea!
Budding architect Anna Kubiak studies at the Technical University of Vienna and has been part of the Collective since March. She loves to cycle, climb and snowboard. On her travels, Anna is inspired by the diversity of cultures and their attendant architectural response. Once again, welcome to Anna and Veronika!
Greetings from the roaring ‘60s! Between 1964 and 1967 in Vienna a twenty-storey reinforced concrete staff accommodation tower was built. Now this dormitory is being converted, turning it into a modern office building that meets highest contemporary work requirements for the Vienna Health Association and the Vienna General Hospital. The Barcode pattern articulates in the façade and the redesigned forecourt. The overall atmosphere brings the subtle charm of the sixties to the 2020s.
The first prize for the new-build Großhadern Campus at the University of Munich Hospital goes to competition partners HENN (Munich, Berlin, Peking) und C.F. Møller (Aarhus, Berlin) with Sinai Landschaftsarchitekten (Berlin). Architects Collective´s master plan is a hybrid of linear and campus-type agglomeration. A main thoroughfare with a two-storey plaza, walkways, bridges, ramps and a landscaped roof create a new green campus which optimizes natural light and circulation. Plentiful access to open and green space provide the highest level of well-being for patients and staff alike.
News at Architects Collective
Architects Collective is very happy to announce that another civil engineer is in our team: Silvia Lackner mastered her exam after months of intensive studying, countless coffees and with flying colors by the end of 2020! We are very glad and compliment Silvia on her big success! Silvia is part of the team at Architects Collective since April 2017, she mainly works with the project team for the Youth- and Children´s Clinic Freiburg. Silvia studied at the TU Vienna and the ETSAB in Barcelona, besides Architecture she is into Philosophy, Literature and Art(work). Let´s rock the house, dear Silvia!
Andreas Wohofsky joined our team in November 2020. Andreas studied Architecture at Graz University of Technology (TU) and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. While living in Los Angeles he discovered a passion for travel in particular in the USA. Andreas also studied music at Vienna’s Jazz conservatory and plays the guitar in several bands. Furthermore, his painting is regularly exhibited. Welcome to the team!
The Patient Room
Architects Collective in the media: we are happy to announce to contribute to this excellent publication “The Patient Room. Planning, Design, Layout” (Birkhäuser) with two of our ongoing projects: Südspidol in Luxembourg (completion by 2026) and the Children’s and Youth Clinic Freiburg (2023). This comprehensive and scientifically grounded publication provides a systematic overview of the design task patient room, the smallest cell of the hospital organism, and shows exemplary solutions: both typologically and in selected case studies. Thank you!
Architects Collective in the media: we are happy to announce further publications about our collective and our Architecture. Thank you ARCHI-NEWS.EU, Building Times and Chris van Uffelen/BRAUN Publishing for publishing our work.
New to the team at Architects Collective
Carlotta Floreano and Carlos Vega, both aspiring architects, are new to our team at Architects Collective! Carlotta comes from Italy, she is in love with Vienna, architecture and its history. Carlos originates from the Canary Islands. He is passionate about exploring new places and discovering new approaches to architecture. Welcome to the team!
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Copyright: Torsten Erbstößer (Gassmann + Grossmann)
A lighthouse for children´s healthcare
The shell of the Child and Youth clinic in Breisgau has been completed. Recently, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated and the time capsule sealed away. The etherealness of the frame is already noticeable: light ingresses from all sides, including through large circular openings in the ceilings. This impression is accentuated by a series of cantilevers and “dancing” piers which create a play of light, as well as scintillating discs on the facade of the upper floors.The architecture links the interior with the landscaped park, and possesses a relaxing village character. This creates a sensitive and thoughtful place for children and teenagers to feel well and get better in.
Copyright: UKE / Axel Kirchhof
First stone laying at the Martini-Klinik in Hamburg
In September the Martini clinic in Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) celebrated the laying of its first cornerstone. By 2023, health care for prostate cancer patients will expand thanks to a new seven storey building boasting 100 beds and eight operating rooms. With its 2.500 treatments annually, the clinic is recognized worldwide for its’ treatment of prostate tumour. The clinic pioneers robot-assisted systems that improve male continence, potency and life quality.
New to the team at Architects Collective
Analía Larrazabal, Abdolhossein Sardari, both Architects, and Brigitte Anna Oettl, in charge for Public Relations, are new to the team at Architects Collective! Analía comes from Argentina, she loves to dance Samba, Salsa and Lindy Hop and is passionate about creating things. Abdolhossein adores Urban Planning & Development and is fascinated by the History of Architecture. Brigitte lives to write and writes to live, she is mostly in motion preferably by the sea.
Sparkling wine’s new home: Architects Collective supplies the architectural form for Austria’s most modern sparkling wine production
„You gave sparkling wine a new home!“ effuses client Norbert Szigeti as we tour Austria’s most modern sparkling wine production A-NOBIS Winery Norbert Szigeti GmbH, situated on Lake Neusiedl, in Austria’s Burgenland Region – opening this fall.
University Hospital AKH Vienna
AC is pleased to have been commissioned to carry out the restructuring and remodelling of the nursing areas and a new bed unit for the University Hospital AKH. Together with our partner, HWP Stuttgart we will make structural changes to one of the largest hospitals in Europe in the coming years.
Building 71 – Office tower
We are pleased to have won the commission to plan and design the restructuring of the hospital’s former Housing Tower into a contemporary office building for the Vienna Health Group and the AKH Vienna.
Infinion completion of raw construction
The Villach location is building a new chip factory and is investing 1.6 billion euros for it. The complex includes a state-of-the-art clean room factory with a central supply building as well as office and warehouse buildings. The shell was recently completed. Together with HWP Stuttgart, we are responsible for the architecture and planning under the general planner CRC Clean Room Consulting.
Kinder- und Jugendklinik Freiburg
Construction work for the new children‘s and youth hospital in Freiburg Germany is in full swing. For all those who would like to take a look at the construction site, here is the link to the on-site camera:
Sky Space in Burgenland
A-NOBIS is the most modern sparkling wine cellar project in Austria currently under construction at the Neusiedler Lake by Norbert and Birgit Szigeti. The construction site is in full swing and the opening is planned for this summer.
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.
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.
A-NOBIS Norbert Szigeti
The most sparkling (wine) project in Austria, A-NOBIS by Norbert und Birgit Szigeti, is making great progress: the concrete frame and walls are under way.
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.
A hive of activity
Construction work for the new children‘s and youth hospital in Freiburg is in full swing. For all those who would like to take a look at the construction site, here is the link to the on-site camera:
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.
Execution stage and detail planning are underway for the site expansion of Infineon in Villach. The first construction works have already started and completion of the fully automated microchip factory is scheduled for 2021.
With "HERZ BLUT - 150 Approaches to Architecture in and around Austria", architektur in progress presents its latest book. Our "klimaaktiv" certified project in Bad Schallerbach is included in the publication.
… 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 innovative timber construction has become a model of ecological building in the Pfalz region. The video shows the prefabricated timber roof and wall panels, the pumice concrete walls and the charred wood (Shou-Sugi-Ban) façade.
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.
Campus Zentralklinikum Lörrach
The "Healing Gardens", our entry for the Campus Zentralklinikum Lörrach competition, were inspired by a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. By which, you can read here...
1st Price Martini-Klinik Hamburg
Together with HWP from Stuttgart, we were able to convince the jury of our design. The new building as part of the university hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf is to be opened in 2022.
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.
Summer on our roof terrace
This summer we took advantage and enjoyed numerous barbecues on our great roof terrace!
Nett Winery Opening
After a year of construction the new Nett Winery in Pfalz in Germany was opened on August 31st. The three day celebration included guided tours of the winery, wine tastings, food trucks and live music.
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.