Architektur Austria Gegenwart

Park with the housing development in background

PPAG Architekten, Wohnen am Park
© Martina Frühwirth

What are the interesting buildings erected in Austria year by year? The database Architektur Austria Gegenwart (Architecture Austria Contemporary) offers an overview of the production of contemporary architecture in Vienna and Austria.

Each building in the database Architektur Austria Gegenwart comes furbished with comprehensive information. This includes a description of the building, photos of the project, plans, biographies, addresses, as well as information on the history of competitions and newspaper articles. The collection covers a wide spectrum, extending from large projects such as housing developments and hospitals to miniatures at a small scale such as, for example, kiosks and café-bars.

New Architecture

The half-life of present-day architecture is becoming increasingly shorter. Today a number of projects built in the last twenty years only exist in documentary form. Architektur Austria Gegenwart therefore also makes a contribution to the writing of history, as it records a chapter of Austrian architecture which, due to its relative newness, has not yet become a focus of attention: the present.

Since 1997, in cooperation with the online database, the collection has been openly accessible to all those with an interest in architecture. At present more than 2,500 buildings are available online. The collection is being continuously expanded.

Entrance area to a school

kaufmann.wanas architekten, Detail of Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner Campus
© Martina Frühwirth