Das beste Haus. Architecture prize 2013

Presentation of the prize-winners

Thu 25.04.2013 – Mon 13.05.2013
Exhibition poster

Exhibition poster: Das beste Haus. Architecture prize 2013
© Architekturzentrum Wien

Award ceremony: Wed., 24.04.2013, 7pm

This year the prize for ‘Das beste Haus’ (The Best House) is being organised for the fifth time by the
s Bausparkasse in conjunction with the bm:ukk and the Az W. With the help of regional architecture institutions in Austria ‘the best House’ in each of the country’s federal states was selected from a total of 112 entries.

Among this year’s finalists, which range from a self-build project to a villa, a clear trend towards natural and untreated building materials could be identified. In addition the projects include a greater number of conversions and extensions in which a strong awareness of the contextual agreement of old and new is evident. Harmonious integration in the landscape is also acquiring increasing importance.

The prizes for the nine winning projects will be presented at the award ceremony in the Az W. Together with other remarkable nominations they will be shown in an exhibition that will later tour Austria.

Admission free!

VIENNA: Villa W (Building: free-standing), architects: Oskar Leo Kaufmann, Albert Rüf
VORARLBERG: conversion of house S. (Building: free-standing), architect: GEORG BECHTER Architektur und Design
TYROL: most house (Building: free-standing) architect: günter mohr-architekt
STYRIA: SH House (Building: free-standing, addition), architects: .tmp architekten | tischler mechs projekte
SALZBURG: Aufberg 1110 (Building: free-standing) architects: meck architekten gmbh
UPPER AUSTRIA: 001 house (Building: free-standing), architects: Moser und Hager Architekten
LOWER AUSTRIA: gemini+ wohnlandschaften im wienerwald (Building: free-standing) architects: AL1 ArchitektInnen, bauchplan).(, grundstein and Peter Kneidinger
CARINTHIA: Backboard (Building: free-standing, extension) architects: Winkler+Ruck Architekten
BURGENLAND: FORUM LIMBACH (Building: “Vierkanthof” farmhouse - filling an existing gap) architecture: Looping Architecture