Nett Winery - Opening 08/2017

The new building of the Nett Winery in Duttweiler in Pfalz extends to 4500m² and is one of the most innovative and creative timber construction projects in Southern Germany. After one year of construction the winery will be opened on September 1st and 2nd be open for visitors. There will be winery tours, wine tasting, culinary and musical highlights.

Südspidol Luxembourg - design phase 07/2017

After the 2015 won competition for the architecture and general planning of the “Südspidol” our Team is in the middle of the design phase. The building complex consists of three triangular buildings and is an innovative and forward-looking clinic in the south of Luxembourg. The complex will be the second-largest hospital in the country and includes all functions of a full hospital project with more than 600 beds.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen / Finalist 06/2017

The expansion of the university hospital RWTH Aachen includes the new construction of 35 operating rooms with intensive care units and a new central entrance building, making it the largest such central surgery facility in Europe. Our design for this invited competition provides for an optimized and flexible orginasation of the operating rooms and much daylight through numerous courtyards and a green roof landscape.

Youth and Kids Hospital Freiburg - construction planning 05/2017

The new children's and youth clinic is the lighthouse project of the Freiburg University Hospital in Germany. After the won architecture competition early 2016 our team completed the building application in the middle of 2017 and started the execution and detail planning. The design places particular emphasis on the perspective of young patients and the diverse interrelations between the interior and the surrounding landscape. The project is designed and will be built according to the german DGNB sustainability standard in Platinum.

Leitz Winery - completed 04/2017

The Leitz family winery is one of the leading wine-growers of the Rheingau region of Germany and a well-known producer internationally with a focus on the USA, Scandinavia and Asia. The architecture for the new building is designed by our office and included a new tasting and presentation space as well as office spaces. The design features a dark gray folded space that was placed on top of an existing neutral silver production halls.Text

Carée Atzgersdorf / 2nd place 03/2017

The Carée Atzgersdorf is part of an urban development in the south of Vienna in which architects, urban and landscape planners where asked for architectural proposals of 600 housing units. Our proposal provides for a 2 story base as an open block with green courtyards and with 15 high rises in different heights. By rotation and orientation, the highrises have sufficient distances, surrounding green spaces and views.

School Campus Aron Meczker / Finalist 02/2017

The new Aron Meczker Educational Campus in Vienna for more than 30 classrooms was awarded through an EU-wide architecture competition. Our design for the final stage consisted of 5 houses, which were grouped into orderly formations for functional and external reasons. The resulting inbetween spaces create visual relationships in the surroundings and convey an open school campus.

Franziskus Hospital completed 01/2017

The Franziskus Hospital in Vienna was rebuilt and extented in the last two years during operation. The building complex consists of four different structures and was brought up to date in terms of fire protection and technical equipement on and thermally renovated. The hospital now has state of the art operation areas, expanded, renovated and new ward areas and numerous new rooms and spaces. The hospital was founded more than 150 years ago now is one of the most modern and most popular private hospitals of Vienna.

Glanhof 2 Housing - Completion 12/2016

The second phase of the Glanhof residential complex in Klagenfurt was handed over to 90 residential units. The building is owned by Kärntner Siedlungswerk a developer focusing on public housing. Architects Collective is responsible for the masterplan and architectural planning of the project. The second construction phase consists of three components which are accessed by a central aisle and offer a good orientation to the gardens for all apartments.

Nett Winery / under construction 11/2016

After the building shell for the new Nett family estate in the southern German region of Pfalz has been completed, the production at the new location will start in summer 2017. The building ist constructed of wooden frames and non-bearing pumice concrete walls as a store. The outer building shell consists of prefabricated wooden elements which are clad with a charred wooden façade giving the building its shimmering black surface.

Innsbruck Housing 10/2016

The design for the urban housing competition at the Zeughaus Museum in Innsbruck consists of four different solitaires of very different sizes. The buildings are shape in a irregular pentagon and offer a good views to the south and the surrounding landscape. The distances to the neighboring buildings are optimized to create privacy and there is a generous public landscape with trees and places to sit, play and meet. The apartments have very different sizes and a include two thirds subsidized housing.

Viertel Zwei Plus Vienna / 2nd prize 07/2016

The Viertel Zwei district is part of new urban development in the heart of the city next to Prater the biggest park of Vienna. AC was invited to submit a urban and architectural design for a mixed use complex that includes housing, offices, retail and a school.

Masterplan Trier / 3rd prize 06/2016

The district Trier-West of the German city of Trier is located on the left bank of the Moselle towards the city center and consists of approximately 300 hectares Jägerkaserne. As part of EU-wide urban master plan for the conversion of Jägerkaserne and bus depots area took Architects Collective (urban planning and architecture) with Weidlfein (landscape design) and was awarded the 3rd prize. The implementation of the urban development should be completed by 2025.

Nett Winery - start of construction 05/2016

The Bergdolt-Reif & Nett family estate in the Pfalz wine region of Germany hired Architects Collective to design and plan their new premises at Neustadt an der Weinstraße. The innovative timber construction provides for two long-stretched halls and an  a roofed passage in between that includes the wine production, wine shop, storage and residential buildings under 5.000 sqm.

KJK Freiburg / 1st prize 01/2016

The new Children and Youth Clinic Freiburg convinced the international jury with its innovative space concepts and architecture and is the flagship project of the University Hospital Freiburg in Germany. Health Team Vienna (Atelier Albert Wimmer & Architects Collective) won the EU-wide 2-stage architectural competition and was commissioned to design and plan the project.

Südspidol Luxembourg / 1st price 12/2015

The Board of Directors of the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch ( CHEM ) unveiled on 23 October 2015, the winning project for the new building project "Südspidol" in Luxembourg. 56 firms submitted proposals for the EU-wide 2-stage architectural and general planning competition in June 2014. 26 participants submitted designs for the first phase and eight participants were admitted for the second phase. The winning proposal came from Atelier Albert Wimmer & Architects Collective.

Hartmann Hospital operating rooms 08/2015

The Hartmann Hospital in Vienna will be rebuilt and expanded in several phases during operation. During the 150-year anniversary, the hospital has now opened an operating rooms and a new station after one year of construction. The state-of-the-art operating rooms are  the heart of the renovation and onversion to make the Hartmann Hospital one of the most modern private hospitals Vienna.

Das Neue Hauser Munich / 2nd prize 07/2015

The well-known "New Hauner" University Childrens Hospital in Munich is to be built new for € 165 million. 23 architects were invited to participate in a EU-wide architecture and general planning competition. A 46 - member jury awarded the first prize to Nickel & Partner Munich, the second place went to Architects Collective from Vienna and the third to Riegler Riewe from Graz.

Glanhof 1 housing complete 05/2015

The first phase of the residential housing complex "Glanhof" in Klagenfurt consisting of 53 residentials will be completed this month and handed over to the inhabitants. Client is the Carinthian Siedlungswerk. Architects Collective is responsible for the masterplan and the architectural design of the project. A residential mix shall provide partly subsidied housing to the different generations and people in different life situations.

lecture Austrian Climate Fund 04/2015

Through the use of renewable energy, energyefficiency and comprehensive thermal renovations emissions are to be reduced to a minimum in the building sector. The event "best practice renovation - the way to successful climate change" by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment on May 18 informs on the thermal renovations at the highest level on the basis of best practice projects such as the health center in Bad Schallerbach.

Wohn&BauCafe 02/2015

March 7th 2015  at 11:00 - 13:00 Uhr in the Mole West in Neusiedl am See, Austria

New ways of communication between clients and architects. How do enthusiastic potential clients find their way to architects?To find the proper planning partner, one should consult several architectural firms in a focused and relaxed way. This possibility - but in one place - is offered now for the first time the by the Wohn&BauCafe. Registration:

Construction progress - Hartmann Hospital 01/2015

The extension and modernization of the Hartmann Hospital started August 2014 and by December 2014 the shell of the remodeled building was complete. Based on the master plan by Architects Collective the existing hospital complex will be rebuilt and expanded in three phases during operation expanded the range of medical services. AC is responsible for architectural and engineering services as well as site supervsion.

Lecture "architektur in progress" 11/2014

"architecture in progress" is THE platform for young, innovative and sustainable architecture in Austria. The lecture series is designed to convey a timely and high-quality architecture and presents offices who have distinguished themselves by a number of outstanding projects. Location of the event is Neutorgasse 4-8, 1010 Vienna. To register send an email to  

Inslspital Bern hospital / 3rd place 10/2014

The invited competition for a new 60 000 square metres hospital building in Berne Switzerland is part of a masterplan to redevelop the Inselspital hospital complex. The building creates an new entrance to the complex and constitutes the first step towards a more connected and structured hospital district that is integrated into the surrounding city. Architects Collective was awarded third prize for the submission.

Ernst A. Plischke Awards 2014 09/2014

The Plischke Society awards this year for the third time the Ernst A. Plischke price. The price is the continuation and renewal of Plischke's legacy, his search for "the human in the building". The nominations include the 2014 Weingut Erich Sattler and the fruit growing Leeb. More information can be found at

Austrian state prize for architecture and sustainability 07/2014

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water in Austria will hold the State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability in 2014 for the fourth time. The price awards excellence projects by client, architects and specialist planners, combining sophisticated architecture and resource-efficient construction. The medical resort Bad Schallerbach by Architects Collective has been nominated for the awards by the jury headed by Roland Gnaiger.

Hartmann Monastery / Completion Remodel 06/2014

Built in 1890 the Hartmann Monastery was renovated in two phases, in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Agency of Historic Preservation. The building was partially re-organized, all rooms were re-supplied with electricity, ventilation and heating. To make the building more accesible a new elevator and several ramps were built and the fire protection and building safety were brought to the newest standard.

Exhibition "Best Architects" in Bregenz 05/2014

Under the title "little daily wonders," the winning projects of the "best architects 14" Award will be shown in an impressive exhibition in Bregenz. On Wednesday, May 7th 2014 the opening of the exhibition will take place in the Vorarlberg Museum 19:00 hrs. The "best architects Award" is an independent award recognizes the outstanding architectural achievements annually for the general public. The winning projects illustrate how complex and diverse the challenges of modern architecture have become. The exhibition is on display until June 29. Admission is free.

Book and exhibition "traditional buildings of Burgenland" 04/2014

On May 15th at 19:30 hrs the Architektur RaumBurgenland will open the exhibition ""Die Zukunft burgenländischer Streckhöfe" in the architecture gallery "contemporary" in Pfarrgasse 16 in Eisenstadt, Austria. The Streckhof, is a long stretched mixed building that is compareable to a nave. It is very common in the Burgenland region of Austria where it is always located within a cluster. The exhibition and book shows the potential of re-use for this building typology showing various examples. As a successful example the conversion and extension of the Erich Sattler Winery is shown in the exhibition and book

Days of Architecture Austria 2014 03/2014

The Architecture Days on May 16th and 17th 2014 are the largest biennial event for architecture and building in Austria. This time under the headline "Old becomes New" focusing on re-modeling or extending existing buildings. On Friday 16th, from 16:00 hrs on, our office is open for visitors featuring an exhibition of recently completed projects that are under construction or in planning phases. From 19:00 hrs there will be electronic music at its best with DJs Uncle Tom Pez and Da Tom.

Housing complex Glanhof 2 02/2014

The residential complex "Glanhof" along the Pischeldorfer Street in Klagenfurt, Austria consists of two construction phases with a total of 150 residential units. The complex consists of a central landscaped courtyard and landscaped public and private surrounding areas that extend to the Glan river The first phase consists of 50 units and is to be completed in late 2014. The second phase consists of 100 residential units and is in planning phases. The units are awarded by the city of Klagenfurt and the KSW real estate development. Architects Collective is responsible for the architectural design of the project. e

Best Achitects Awards 14 - the book 01/2014

Now in its 8th year, the Best Architects Award recognizes outstanding architectural design in the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the South Tyrol province of Italy. Ozuluama Residence ist one of the winners of 2014 and is featured in the annual book by the organization and available at

Opening of Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach 12/2013

The medical resort of the Insurance Institute for Railroads and Mining in Bad Schallerbach, Austria was officialy opened by the minister of health Alois Stöger. The building designed by Architects Collective consists of a therapy area and hotel with 124 guest beds and a large park along the Trattnach. The existing building was built in 1968 and was re-organized, architecturally and technically newly equipped, furnished and fully thermally renovated. The additions include doubling the number of beds, therapy areas, a therapy pool and enlarging the dining room.

Hartmann Hospital Masterplan 11/2013

As part of the master plan, the existing hospital complex will be renovated and extended in three phases starting 2014 during operation. The first phase consists of the renovation of a new surgical area with two operating theaters and the construction of a new nursing station. In the second phase a wake-up and holding area will be built and in the 3rd phase an intensive care unit and a sleep laboratory, which serves also as a day hospita. The masterplan will be completed by the end of 2016.

Month of Design 2013 - Lecture in Ljubljana 10/2013

The "Month of design" event of Slovenia is the leading design event in the country, held in October 2013 bringing together business, politics and culture. As part of a lecture series called Stage 180º Kurt Sattler will present business and design ideas on 8th of October at 4pm on recent work by the office focusing on architecture for private economy. The event will include exhibition and feature publication in the leading Slovene architectural magazinge HIŠE in December

Erich Sattler Winery featured in RONDO 09/2013

Wojciech Czaja describes the new generation of wineries in Austria that includes the Erich Sattler Winery for Austria's leading daily newspaper Der Standard RONDO magazine. The building, designed by Architects Collective, is not just an architectural highlight but a perfectly coordinated winery considering the production process and logistics of wine making today. The winery is located in the middle of a small wine village surrounded by tradional L-shaped structures typical for the region.

klima:aktiv / Bad Schallerbach 08/2013

The medical resort Bad Schallerbach was re-opened recently and certified according to the Austroian klima:aktive building standard in Silver. Minister of environment Nikolaus Berlakovich presented the certiciation to the owner on August 19th at a press conference. After the renovation and addition the heating demand of the building was reduced by 87% and now stands at 15 kWh / m² per year. The klima:aktiv building standard is the Austrian Ministry of Environment's neutral quality symbol for energy efficiency, economy, ecology, comfort and sustainability of buildings.

"best architects 14" Award 07/2013

The "best architects" Award showcases the best and most interesting projects the German speaking architecture scene has to offer to an interested larger audience. An independent jury of renowned architects, awards projects in six categories. Ozuluama Residence in Mexico City by Architects Collective was choosen in the category „residential". A comprehensive and in-depth book "best architects 14" featuring the winning projects will soon be available in specialist bookshops.

Architects Collective featured / Der Standard 07/2013

"the idea is the star..." Journalist Maik Novotny writes about expressive architecture, logistic perfection and collectiveness in Austria's leading daily Der Standard. The article describes how Architects Collectives was founded, work method and features several projects of the office like the Ozuluama Residence in Mexico, the Klinikum Klagenfurt or the recently completed Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach. In an interview with co-founder Kurt Sattler he illustrates why Vienna is a good homebase and why good ideas don't need stars.

Hartmann Convent Vienna 2. Phase 05/2013

The historically listed main building of the "Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity" was built in 1890 and is rebuilt in two phases. The first phase was completed in November 2012 and included all building services and supplies, state of the art fire protection and 25 rooms with bathroom and living rooms for the nuns. During the second phase, the infrastructure of all remaining rooms will be updated, renovated and refurbished. A new elevator will be built in the courtyard of the monastery is built and the construction will be completion December 2013.

School in Zell am Ziller 04/2013

A centre for the people and new center of public life was recently opened in Tyrol: the school center of Zell am Ziller. The school building built in 1968 near the Ziller river was expanded and renovated with new splendor. The new location offers an attractive space and opportunities for students, events and meetings. The new building is located in front of the existing turning turning the new complex towards the center of the village. The extended school is now the home of the middle school with a focus on music, the music school for the Ziller valley and different social clubs.

Heart Rehab Bad Ischl / 2nd place 03/2013

The EU-wide competition for the cardiological rehab in Bad Ischl includes the conversion and extension of a rehabilitation facility for patients with cardiac disease for the Social Insurance Institution for Commerce Austria. The building has 150 beds, a rehabilitation facility on two floors and a private park and is surrounded by mountains of the Salzkammergut.

Start of Construction housing complex Glanhof 02/2013

This month saw the start of construction for the residential housing complex "Glanhof" along in centralt Klagenfurt, Austria. The first phase consists of 53 residential units of which 16 are reserved for assisted housing. All units are subsidized for middle and low income families and will be awarded by the city of Klagenfurt and Carinthia Housing Siedlungswerk. Architects Collective is responsible for the architectural planning of the project. Completion is expected in the spring of the 2015.

Surgery Center East architectural planning 01/2013

Architects Collective was commissioned by the KABEG hospital group to extend an remodel the Chirurgie Ost in Klagenfurt in the South of Austria, near the Slovenian Italian border. The project consists of a 8-storey surgery complex with treatment, therapy wings and hospital beds. The project is in design developement and will be constructed from 2013 to 2014.

DGNB membership 12/2012

The German DGNB Green Certification System differs from other assessment systems through its holistic approach. Since the system can easily be adapted to the climatic, constructional, legal and cultural peculiarities of other countries, the DGNB is in a position to certify worldwide. The aim of achieving high quality remains in place in all cases. Architects Collective is a member of the DGNB.

3rd prize - Lessinggasse High School 12/2012

The EU-wide public competition for the reconstruction and the extension for the Lessinggasse Public High School in the 2nd District of Vienna was decided in November 2012. The school complex includes 1000 students with 35 classes, 3 gynnasims and various multifunctional rooms and green spaces. The jury awarded the 3rd Prize for the design proposed by Architects Collective which envisages a compact u-shaped building and a continuous passage that connects two roads.

Hartmann Convent Vienna 11/2012

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Love are a catholic order consisting of 100 nuns at different locations in Austria, Argentina and Paraguay with a focus on the care for the sick and elderly. The headquarters were built in 1890 and a historic listed building in Vienna. The convent houses rooms for the nuns, administration and the convent chapel and will be renovated, remodeled and extended in three building phases until 2014. The recently completed first phase included rebuilding all infrastructure including heating, plumbing and electricity and establishing modern fire protection and security.  

"Living in the Alps" Conference 10/2012

The sustainable architecture conference "Living in the Alps" in Aosta, Italy was organized by the architecture magazine Casabela and sponsored by the Fondazione Courmayeur and the Ordine degli Architetti della Provincia di Aosta and held between October 12th -14th 2012. Andreas Frauscher (AC) presented the Leeb Fruit Orchard project at the conference. The building consists of a fruit processing hall and sales room and was designed in Passivehouse energy standard by AC and constructed in 2010. Sustainable issues were discussed and projects introduced from Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  

AIT Healthcare Awards 09/2012

12 architecture offices from Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland were invited from September 6th - 9th 2012 to participate in the AIT Healthcare Awards 2012 in Venice this year. Kurt Sattler (AC) participated in workshops and lectures on healthcare that included a tour of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Architects Collective received an Awards for the "Best Health Care Concept" for the Klinikum Klagenfurt in Austria that is seen by many as a landmark hospital complex in Europe.  

L-House 08/2012

The recently completed L-House single-family-home was designed by AC in the South Burgenland region of Austria. It was is planned and carried out as a ultra low energy building. The building has since been published in a variety of publications like Archiworld in Korea, Interior Design Magazine China, or Casamia in Germany and has also been published in ArchDaily, Domus, AIT or Designboom.


Health Resort Bad Schallerbach 08/2012

The in the frame of the Healthcare of forum of the business Circle of that 0: And Kurt Sattler (AC) considered 0th of August 2012 in Vienna together with Wolfgang of arch villages the director of the insurance institute to be railroad and mining (VAEB) a presentation over the philosophy, origin, planning and execution of the health arrangement bath sound stream of the VAEB.  The building present in building consists of a therapy area as well as 120 beds and is completed in March 2013 and is one of the most important building measures of the restructuring the VAEB.  

Finalist Services and Facilities Complex WIL 08/2012

The new Services and Facilities Complex at the the new Wilhelminen Hospital includes the logistic center, central sterilization and pharmacy, facility center and administration areas of the future 1000 bed hospital. Architects Collective was one of six finalists to present the design ideas for this building. AC design consisted of a head-and-torso layout with the head beeing the administrative complex the relates to the taller urban fabric to the east of the site and the low long-stretched torso that reflects that lower and smaller buildings to the west.

Mies van der Rohe Awards 07/2012

The "Mies van der Rohe Awards" of the European Union is Europe's most important architecture awards. The national nominations, including the Klinikum Klagenfurt, are showcased at the Architetkurzentrum Vienna (AZW)  from Juli 19th to 8th of October 2012. The Klinikum Klagenfurt was completed 2010 and is the first hospital in Austria that has been certified as a EU Green Building. 

Topping-out ceremony Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach 07/2012

The topping-out ceremony on 5 July saw the completion of structural work for the thermal rehabilitation and expansion of the medical resort of the VAEB in Bad Schallerbach. The building is characterized by the multiple use of prefabricated wood elements and a the extremly low heating demand of below 15kWh / m² per year. The institution consists of a therapy and an hotel area with 125 rooms and is scheduled for completion in March 2013.

Living surrounded by the brilliance of natural light 06/2012

The "L-House" designed by AC is located on the outskirts of a small settlement in the South of Austria's Burgenland region and is harmoniously placed into the hilly landscape. The traditional and typical L-shaped floor plan of the region was developed further in an imaginative and thoughtful way advancing modern home, energy and living concepts. The ultra-low-energy building is a surprising habitat that reflects the way the family lives incorporating design quality, sustainability and functionality in everyday life. 

Architekturtage 2012 05/2012

The Architekturtage 2012 June 1st and 2nd June will be held for the sixth time accross Austria under the motto "different than usual" and offer an extraordinary architectural experience. Our architectural office will be transformed into an exhibition space with models and panels of various projects with a focus on housing. As part of the Architekturtage architectural tours it will be possible to visit the L-House in Burgenland and the Klinikum Klagenfurt.

Glanhof housing complex in Klagenfurt 04/2012

AC as architect and general planner has completed the planning and code review for a 150-unit housing complexin two phases in Klagenfurt that includes retail and communal spaces. The complex features a variety of apartment units from subsidized assisted housing to single parent units as well as free-financed apartments and condominiums with extensive green spaces including a central courtyard with playgrounds and access to the local Glan river.

International Hospital Shenzhen 03/2012

The invited architectural competition for an international healthcare complex for the city of Shenzhen, China was submitted by AC in the beginning of the year. It is part of a larger effort of the central and regional government to develop the medical infrastructure in the country and provide high-quality healthcare for local and international patients for the Shenzhen region. The project consists of an international and a regional hospital with 1200 hospital beds with day care center, research and development facilities. 

TCM Hospital Shenzhen 2.price 03/2012
The invited competition for a traditional Chinese medical center for the City of Shenzhen in China was part of an initative of the central government to develop the health infrastructure of the country dramatically further to provide for excellent health care for the population. The health complex included a local and a international hospital complex and ambulant care center as well as a research and developmen center.
Architecture in the Ringturm - Klinikum Klagenfurt 01/2012

The Austrian Client Award - one of the countries most prestigious architectural awards - is awarded annually since 1967 by the Association of Austrian Architects. The newest edition of the "Architekur im Ringturm" exhibition series by the Vienna Insurance Group from February 28th to March 16th displays what modern, sustainable and responsible buildings can look like. The Klinikum Klagenfurt was awarded the Austrian Client Award in November 2011 and is shown in the exhibition.

Austrian Client's Awards 2011 Klinikum Klagenfurt 12/2011

The Klinikum Klagenfurt  received the Austrian Client's Award 2011 on November 18th 2011 at the House of Architecture in Klagenfurt. The building is the first hospital in Austria that was certified as "Green Building" by the EU and is distinguished by its compact design, very high thermal insulation and intelligent building technology. The heating demand is 36% lower and the cooling demand 41% compared to the EU-wide EPBD minimum energy requirements. 

Zurich Conference & Lecture 11/2011

The health care conference „Hospital of the Future" in Zurich from November 20th to 22nd 2011 is one of the most important specialty conferences for hospital and healthcare for operators, architects, specialty planer and healtcare manager in the German-speaking region. Richard Klinger (AC) presented the conception, design and planning  of the Klinikum Klagenfurt, Austria together with director Herwig Wetzlinger.

Start of construction Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach 11/2011

The Bad Schallerbach Rehab Centre is located in Upper Austria and features rehabilitation facilities including a therapy pool and 125 hotel rooms. The building is surrounded by an old park along a small river and surrounded by large trees creating a strong relationship between therapy areas, hotel rooms and nature. Architects Collective won the first price in an EU-wide competition and is responsible as architect and general planer. The building construction started this month and completion is scheduled for spring 2013.

New books and publications 10/2011

The new book 'Wine and Architecture' published by Detail Edition provides an overview of international winery projects including the Erich Sattler Winery. The Ozuluama Residence project was featured in the book "Old Buildings, New Designs" by Princeton Architectural Press and "Archipendium 2012" by Archimap Publishers. The latest release of the AADCU program called " Arch Manual 4 " includes three projects of the office. The projects have also been included in recent weeks, in various newspapers and magazines including Concept, Hinge, Der Standard, Bauforum or Dwell. An extensive documentation of the Klinikum Klagenfurt project was broadcast by ORF in Austria and BR alpha in Germany.

1st prize New Library in Dalian, China 10/2011

Architects Collective was invited to submit a competition proposal for a new public library in Pulan Bay in the north of Dalian, China and selected as one of two finalists. The ring-shaped structure consists of 50.000 m2 of book storage, book lending and other public zones and features a central quiet library courtyard and a book lounge on the top floor overlooking the bay. The 

AzW architecture tour to the Erich Sattler Winery 09/2011

The Architecture Centre Vienna (AzW) organizes weekly architectural tours in and around Vienna. Theme of this tour is the North Burgenland and meeting point is the AzW on Saturday, September 10th 2011 at 9:45 am and includes a visit a of four buildings. The projects include the Egg Museum in Winden by gaupenraub +/-, the Claus Preisinger Winery in Gols by Propeller Z, the Weingarten Residence in Podersdorf byBaar-Baarfels and the Erich SattlerWinery in Tadten by Architects Collective. The tour well finish in Vienna at the AzW at 7:30 pm.

Housing complex in Himberg near Vienna 2nd price 08/2011

The invited competition for a residential complex in the village of Himberg in the South of Vienna includes150 apartments in various apartment sizes and types. The urban structure consists of a L-shapped structure along the two urban street  and six compact structures in the middle of the site which are accessed by two pedestrian lanes and feature public and private open green spaces.


Invited Competition Dalian Urban Planning Museum 07/2011

The invited competition to select the architect for the new Urban Planing Museum is one of the key urban projects for the City of Dalian in China. The design presented by AC defines the museum as a public place that reflects on the cities complex history. The building is characterized by the visual connections between the museum's interior and the urban surrounding. It minimizes energy use trough intelligent orientation and the use of deep water borings to cool the interior.

Ultra-low energy office building in Germany 2. price 06/2011

The 3-story office building for the department for rural development in Tirscheneuth shall be constructed of wood and is designed as a ultra-low energy "passivehouse" building. AC is architect and general planer and received the 2nd prize in a two-stage process that included a comprehensive technical, economical and architectural solutions for the project.

AC office excursion to Switzerland 04/2011

In April we had our yearly office excursion for which we chose Switzerland. The three-day trip took us to the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich (see group photo), the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, the Vitra Headquarters in Weil am Rhein (D), the Paul Klee Museum in Bern and the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne as well as a number other outstanding buildings in the country.

Xian Office Tower feasibilty study 02/2011

AC has completed a feasibilty study for a 36-story office tower with mixed use in Xian for the chinese developer SRT Real Estate. The site is located between the international airport and the center of the city next to the high-speed railway station connecting Bejing and Shanghai with Xian.

Start of planning rooftop extension in Vienna 01/2011

Our office has started planning for the roof top extension of 130 year old building in Vienna's third district next to the Austrian National Bank building. The commission included the re-modeling and renovation of the 6-story existing building with courtyard and parking garage. The project features several units and all with terraces and views of the inner city. AC is architect and general planer and responsible for design, planning and site supervision.

Detail planning Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach 12/2010

The code review process for the Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach has been completed last month and AC has started with detail planning. The rehab and hotel complex features 120 rooms, therapy and wellness facilities surrounded by an existing old park in Upper Austria along a small river. Architects Collective won the first price as architect and general planer in an EU-wide competition. The building application has been submitted this month and construction will start at the end of 2011

Study for a housing block in Moscow 11/2010

The study for an urban block with up to 20-story office towers in the South of Moscow would feature a variety of uses and functions. The 3-story base building is a rectangle with lofts with small offices and shops with a green courtyard in the center. Located above are apartment towers with a variety of unit sizes. Between these two volumes is a semi-public zone with open and closed space featuring a kindergarden or a health club.

AirBaltic competition 10/2010

The competition submittal for the new AirBaltic terminal in Riga proposes a C-shaped configuration with two piers and a Schengen and Non-Schengen levels. The building is constructed as a generous wide-span  steel construction with glass facades and wide shading panels to the south.

Hartmann Hospital Remodel and Extension 08/2010

The Hartmann Hospital by the Franciscans of the Christian Love in the 5th district of Vienna was founded in 1857. AC has been commissioned to plan several remodels and extension for the building that will span over several years. Among them are the remodel of several ward units, an archive tower and the extension of the hospital with specialized care units. Until now one building phase has been built, one is under construction and several are in planning phases.

Bauwelt feature on Architects Collective 06/2010

Doris Kleilein interviews Kurt Sattler of Architects Collective in the current issue of Bauwelt 25/2010 talking about sustainability, apple orchards, corporate identity and work in a collective. The article is an ongoing feature of one of Germany´s most influential architecture magazine called Debüt presenting the work of architects in the context of specific issues in architecture and society.

Klinikum Klagenfurt completed 06/2010

The final construction phase of the new general hospital complex in Klagenfurt, Austria was completed in May 2010 and was opened in June 7th. On this day 600 patients were moved from several existing ward buildings to the new complex. The new buildings include a surgical-medical complex and technical Services Facility is one of Europe´s most modern hospital facilities featuring state-of-the-art concepts and technology. The 314 Mio € building complex was completed in time and in budget.

Architecture Awards Burgenland 05/2010

The Architecture Award Burgenland was established as an initiative of the Architekturraum Burgenland in 2002. The works were reviewed by an independent jury and awarded by the regional council for culture. The cultural department of Burgenland hosted the awards ceremony on June 10th at the Museum in Eisenstadt - for the 5th time. Architects Collective received one of the awards for the Leeb Fruit Orchard.

1st prize Medical Resort Bad Schallerbach 04/2010

Architects Collective won the EU-wide competition for architecture and general planning services for a new medical resort in Bad Schallerbach in Upper Austria. The 12 Mio € rehab and hotel complex features 120 rooms, therapy and wellness facilities with a large park along the Tratnach river. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2013

Days of Architecture 2010 04/2010

Experience architecture live with the Days of Architecture 2010  on May 28th and 29th in Austria - with a view to Bratislava. As part of the event visitors can participate in an architecture tour featuring a number of new and award winning buildings in the Burgenland region including the Leeb Apple Orchard and the Erich Sattler Winery by Architects Collective. On the same day our architecture studio is open to visitors who are invited to join the annual AC BBQ.

St Lambrecht Residence commissioned 02/2010

The private residence is located next to the St Lambrecht Monestery in a high altidue valley in the heart of the Austrian Alps on a sloping hill site at the edge of a small village. The new building is located next to an existing 100 year old villa featuring views of the monestary and offering panoramic views of the mountains to the south. The steel and wood structure will be constructed out of prefabricated highly-insulted wooden boxes consisting of load baring x-lam panels. Construction is scheduled for Mai 2011.

OEGUT sustainable price 2009 11/2009

The new production facility for the Fruit Orchard Leeb is one of three nominees for the Environmental Price 2009 by the Austrian Society for Environment and Technology ÖGUT. The building was designed and constructed using “passive house” technology. The concept represents today's highest energy standard with comfortably interior climate without the use of heating and cooling.

Sattler Winery completed 08/2009

The Sattler winery consists of several buildings that where constructed in phases. The last structure was the Wineloft with presentation and guest rooms. The other buildings included the construction of a production facility, the adoption of a barrel fault and storage facility as well the sleeping quarters.

Apple Orchard Leeb completed 06/2009

After only 6 month construction the Apple Orchard of the Leeb Family was completed on August 29.  Architects Collective designed the construction of the new fruit production facility with store in passive house technology.  Passive house structures are designed in such a way that they do not need any heating or cooling. The building was pre-fabricated in 2 x 5 m wooden boxes and the wooden structure was installed within a few weeks.

2nd phase LKH Klagenfurt NEU completed 01/2009

After the completion of the 1st phase of the Facilties Service Centre (central laundry and recycling facilities)  the 2nd phase (central kitchen, storage facilities, restaurant and offices) started operation in September 2008.  The Surgical Medical Centre (incl. emergency rooms, patient wards) and the 3rd phase of the Facilties Service Centre  will be completed at the end of 2009.

Taipei Performing Arts Center 11/2008

The design of the Performing Arts Center emphasizes the idea of a real people´s theater by creating a flowing urban landscape that allows various interactions by spectators, visitors and the general public. The positive and negative space of the complex creates dramatic and fluid inside-outside spaces interacting with the city and the center.

Austrian Expo Pavillon 10/2008

Music, dance.. An Inspiration for individuals to feel free and open: Dancing connects people, creates a social phenomenon. To be able to waltz like at the Opera ball in Vienna, this Pavillon shares Austrias strongest societal happening with the rest of the world. Shaped like a ball-dress, the building opens up and invites visitors to be part of Kieslers "Raumbühne" to dance until dawn.

Lehner Residence commissioned 09/2008

The private residence is located in a small village on the rolling hills in the east of Austria with panoramic views of the nearby mountains. The design is a re-interpretation of the typical L-form building of the region creating a protected atrium and at the same time an extension of the living area. The L-form divides the floor plan into a living and sleeping area on different floor heights. Construction is scheduled in Mai 2009

Apfelgut Leeb commissioned 08/2008

The project consists of production facilities and retail and office spaces and planned as a passive house and therefore not using any heating and cooling. The site is surrounded by apple orchards and is situated in St. Andrä am Zicksee at the border of Austria and Hungary. The building is a wood frame structure with highly insulated pre-fabricated large wooden panels and operable façade panels construction.

Invited competition Erste Bank headquarters 05/2008

Architects Collective , together with several other architecture firms, was invited to propose a masterplan and design for the new 132.000m² headquarters for Austria and Eastern Europe´s largest bank Erste Bank in Vienna. The goal of the client is to develop a landmark building with high functionality, a stimulating and communicative office spaces environment and an efficient and economic energy concept.

Start of construction Sattler Winery 05/2008

The Sattler Winery consists of 1500 m² floor areas including the construction of a production facility and a residential building as well as the remodeling of storage facilities, a barrel vault and renovation of a residential building. The project is being realised in several phases, with the construction of a residential building as the final phase, scheduled to be completed in October 2008.

Ozuluama Residence completed 12/2007

Last month the penthouse in Mexico City has been completed. The owner Yoshua Okón, an artist and former gallery director of La Panadería and his wife inhabit the penthouse. The climate of the penthouse is moderated by overhangs and the thoughtful orientation of interior spaces and openings and can be adjusted through operable windows through cross ventilation in the glass façade and at the highest point of the roof construction.