Atelier Thomas Pucher
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“Sensitive awareness mixed with a rigorous toughness,” is how Thomas Pucher sums up his team’s approach.
Atelier Thomas Pucher’s designs arise from meticulous research, grasping the spirit of the site and its context. In this way they create individual, original designs with each project, iconic buildings that stand for themselves. These are not just beautiful; they are also outstanding on a functional level. Since its founding in 2005, flexibility has been a key strength. Internationally prestigious buildings such as the OIC headquarters in Jeddah and the Warsaw Sinfonia are as much part of their portfolio as highly functional commercial centres, hospitals, schools and research facilities, or elegant villas and hotels, or exceptional museums and theatres.
The Atelier Thomas Pucher team includes 20 architects and engineers from all over the world, together with a general planning team of 60architects, mechanical and structural engineers, and consultants in energy and building physics.
As head of the office, Thomas Pucher takes a hands-on approach throughout the building process, carrying full responsibility for the project to its end. He is winner of the Karl Friedrich Schinkel prize, the International UIA prize, ‘Best Architect’ Austria 11 and 12, and in 2010 the Fischer von Erlach prize.
In recent years Atelier Thomas Pucher has won over 30 competitions across the world, and is involved in projects in Austria, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Poland, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Romania, Armenia, Estonia, Slovakia, Latvia and others.
They have also shown their expertise in urban planning with winning proposals for ‘Graz Reininghaus’, ‘Dobl Logistics Area Masterplan’, the urban masterplan for Latvia, and projects in South Korea including the planning of Yeon Meong New City for 500,000 inhabitants.
The Atelier Thomas Pucher team value the long-term perspective and are constantly pushing forward into the untapped potential for environmental sustainability.