OMA designs The Link department store and hotel in Vienna

OMA has won a competition to build The Link hotel and department store in Vienna, which will be topped by a series of public rooftop gardens. Set to become OMA’s first project in Austria, The Link will be built adjacent to Vienna’s cultural MuseumsQuartier on the Mariahilferstraße, one of the capital’s main streets. It will […]

Klaus Littmann plants forest in Austrian football stadium

Swiss art curator Klaus Littmann has planted 300 trees in a football stadium in Austria as a “memorial” to the environment in the anthropocene era. For Forest is replica of a European forest that has been transported to Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, where visitors can enjoy the spectacle of the leaves changing and falling during autumn. The […]

Snøhetta cantilevers viewpoint from mountain overlooking Innsbruck

A cantilevered viewing platform is one of 10 architectural elements made from weathering steel that Snøhetta has created for the Perspektivenweg walking trail in the Austrian Alps. Snøhetta designed the series of architectural interventions for a walking trail in the Nordkette mountain range above the town of Innsbruck, Austria. Named Perspektivenweg, which translates as Path of Perspectives, the […]

Jaime Hayon creates monochrome carousel for Swarovski’s Tyrolian theme park

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has completed a fairground carousel covered with 15 million Swarovski crystals for the company’s outdoor park in the Austrian countryside. Called Carousel, the ride is a permanent installation at the Swarovski Kristallwelten, the crystal manufacturer’s theme park in the Tirol mountains. Situated amongst the park’s topiary with the mountains rising up […]

Marte Marte Architekten builds distorted metal cube to house Austrian art gallery

A twisted cube clad in zinc armour forms the State Gallery of Lower Austria, designed by Marte Marte Architecten in the town of Krems. The art gallery’s form is created by a stack of square floor plates that have been rotated around two concrete cores as they move up the building, twisting to face both […]

Shutters are concealed in the walls of Austrian farmhouse extension by Firm Architekten

Firm Architekten has extended a gabled farmhouse in Bezau, Austria, with a matching structure clad in timber louvres that double as shutters. Raised on a small white-plastered podium, House Wünster faces out towards dramatic views of mountains. The House Wünster extension sits alongside the original shingle-walled farmhouse building, united by a pitched roof that extends […]

Schloss Hollenegg castle exhibition explores the design of dining table etiquette

Twenty-one designers have explored the rituals of the dinner table for an exhibition inside an Austrian castle. Called Ad Mensam after the Latin for “at the table”, the exhibition explores the table as a place where people gather to share food and have proper conversations. It is on show at Schloss Hollenegg, a castle on […]

Klaus Littmann to plant 300 trees inside Wörthersee football stadium in Austria

Curator Klaus Littmann imagines a future where forests only exist inside stadiums, like animals in a zoo, in his upcoming installation, For Forest. Littmann is working with Enea Landscape Architecture on the installation, which will see 300 trees planted across the pitch of Wörthersee Stadion, home of football team Austria Klagenfurt. Billed as Austria’s largest […]

Bernardo Bader Architekten designs stone-clad ski centre with irregular forms

The Alpin Sport ski resort headquarters in the village of Schruns, Austria, by Bernardo Bader Architekten, has mismatched windows and is clad in irregularly quarried stone. The offices for the Silvretta Montafon ski resort also features an unusual, roughly square plan where each side angles gently in or out. Described by Bernardo Bader Architekten as […]

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