Photographer: Hertha Hurnaus

Profile

The work of feld72 pivots on the interface of architecture, applied urbanism and art. feld72 has implemented numerous projects of various dimensions in the national and international context, a huge range including master plans, buildings, studies on urban development, interior and exhibition design, urban strategies and large-scale interventions in the urban environment. The multiple award-winning works are remarkable for a socially responsible, innovative and sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism. Tracking down and reinforcing the potential in locations and (social) environments is a fundamental element of feld72 projects.

Expanding the field of architecture within the context of the self-initiated project series “Urban Strategies”, the collective has been engaged ever since the office was founded in 2002 in Vienna in tackling the issues of the use and perception of the public space. Through numerous teaching assignments at universities the approach and methodology of feld72 have been integrated into the academic discourse.

»… there is no break between the theoretical and experimental projects of feld72 and their designs for buildings: all of their work, irrespective of scale or means, investigates how the world is engaged and perceived through the lens of architecture. And there is an architectural lesson we can draw from this work, namely that the essence of architecture is nothing architectural.« – Kari Jormakka in „Theory and design in the Fourth Machine Age. On the experimental projects by feld72“,published in „feld72. urbanism – for sale.“ (Ed. Lilli Hollein), Springer WienNewYork 2007

Competitions

2015 + haus, Quartiershäuser 2015/ C.20A – Living at Helmut-Zilk-Park, Vienna Central Railway Station, Vienna AT - 2nd prize
2015 generationen: wohnen in Wien Donaus- tadt und Liesing, Vienna, AT – 2nd prize
2015 Learning from St. Pauli, New develop- ment of the quarter at Spielbudenplatz, Hamburg, DE - 3rd prize
2015 Kindergarten St. Leonhard, St. Leon- hard in Passeier, IT - 2nd prize
2015 Kindergarten und Grundschule Riffian, Riffian, AT - 3rd prize
2014 New building of the main fire station Leopoldstadt, Vienna, AT - 2nd prize
2014 Re-interpretation of Südtiroler Platz (with Hans Schabus), Vienna, AT - 2nd prize
2014 Pradl old people’s home, Innsbruck, AT - recognition
2014 Urban centre design, Schlanders, IT - recognition
2012 Die Zone – development concept for the ex-Nato terrain on the Natz-Schabs high-altitude plateau, IT - 1st prize
2011 Residing on Alexanderplatz, Berlin, DE - prizewinner, 1st prize ex aequo
2011 Civil defence centre Antholz/Anterselva, IT - 2nd prize
2011 Housing development, Barleit/Lavardi, Kaltern, IT - 2nd prize
2011 Erich Kästner Grammar School Cologne, DE - 4th prize
2011 Design guidelines and furnishing, Donaukanal, Vienna, AT - 1st prize ex aequo
2011 Grammar school in Erstein, FR - in the 4 finalists.
2010 Platz der Stadt Hof, Berlin, DE - honor- able mention
2010 MoKuKu - Mobile Art and Culture Pavil- ion for the Salzburg Biennale, AT - 2nd prize
2010 Urban development competition Cen- tral Traun, AT - honorable mention 2009 Residential square Elsässer Straße, Freiburg, DE - honorable mention 2007 Adidas headquarters - marketing and operational module, (with Alles- WirdGut), Herzogenaurach, DE - 1st prize ex aequo
2006 Library Centre, Bozen/Bolzano, IT - competition on invitation, 2nd prize 2006 Virunum Visitors Centre, competition on invitation for the visitors centre of the amphitheatre in Virunum, with aich- ner seidl architekten, Magdalensberg AT - 1st prize

Awards

2015 South Tyrol Architecture Award: housing – IT
2013 State Award for Architecture and Sustainability for Haus Krems – AT
2012 Recognition in the 2012 Q4 Lower Austrian Architecture Award – AT
2012 klima:aktiv - Distinction for the ÖGNB – AT
2011 South Tyrol Architecture Award: public – AT
2011 South Tyrol Architecture Award: housing – AT
2011 Styrian Timber Building Award – AT
2011 green building award – AT
2010 Top 10 Finalists for the Iakov Chernikhov Prize – RU
2010 Contractworld Award 1st prize in the hotel category – DE
2009 AR Award for Emerging Architecture – UK
2008 Sponsorship Prize for Architecture of the City of Vienna – AT
2008 Prize for the best exhibition architecture at the 2008 Vienna Fair – AT
2007 The Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award – USA
2004 Nomination and recognition prize - Bauhaus Award 2004 – DE
2004 2nd prize ex aequo at freiraum 02 by „der Standard“ and MAX on top – AT
2004 Finalist at the 2nd European Prize for Urban Public Space – ES
2004 Art in the Public Space - 1st prize from the Vienna Green Party, Vienna – AT
2003 Karl Hofer Prize – DE
2003 Nomination for the Communication Award – NL
2002 State Award for Experimental Trends in Architecture – AT

Exhibitions

2015 FOOD - dal cucciaio al mondo – IT, Rome
2015 AT HOME - Building and Living in Communities – DE, Frankfurt
2014 TOMORROW IS... , MAK – AT, Vienna
2014 baukultur - Think Your City Differently – AT, Vienna
2013 RE-CYCLE, Pierresvives – FR, Montpellier
2012 New Architecture in South Tyrol – IT, Meran
2011 RE-CYCLE, MAXXI Museum – IT, Rome
2011 Corrispondenze Impreviste, Italian Cultural Institute – IT, Vienna
2011 54th International Art Exhibition, Universes in Universe – IT, Venice
2010 Platz da! European Urban Public Space, Architekturzentrum – AT, Vienna
2010 12th intertional Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – IT, Venice
2010 London Festival of Architecture, The Architecture Foundation – GB, London
2010 National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts – TW, Taichung City
2010 Public Design Festival, Salone del Mobile – IT, Milan
2009 3rd Shenzhen Biennale, Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture – CN, Shenzhen
2009 Cities of Desire: Vienna - Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre – CN, Hong Kong
2009 2nd Canarian Biennale for Art, Architecture and Landscape – ES, Las Palmas
2008 11th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – IT, Venice
2008 Cities of Desire: Vienna versus Hong Kong, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst – AT, Vienna
2008 out of context, Galerie Prisma – IT, Bozen
2008 3rd Triennale for Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art – CN, Guangzhou
2008 parcours d'architecture en Europe, CAUE du Bas-Rhin – FR, Strasbourg
2007 28th International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo – BR, São Paulo
2006 YO.V.A., V.A.I. – Europe
2006 10. International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – IT, Venice
2006 WeinArchitektur, Deutsches Architekturmuseum – DE, Frankfurt
2006 Young Blood Austria, CCEA Prague, Stadtmuseum Graz, AzWest Vienna – Europa
2005 WeinArchitektur, Architekturzentrum – AT, Vienna
2004 WONDERLAND – Europa
2004 9. International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia – IT, Venice
2004 CART - 10. International Contemporary Art Fair – CH, Zurich
2003 INTIMACY - Beyond Media, Stazione Leopolda – IT, Florence
2003 1st International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam – NL, Rotterdam