Austrian Pavilion. The significance of free spaces for urban contexts

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Verena Konrad

Verena Konrad, born 1979, studied history of art, history and theology at the University of Innsbruck. Assistant at the Institute for Architectural Theory and History of Building, Innsbruck. She has lectured at the University of Innsbruck (architectural theory, history of art), the University of Art and Design Linz (Space & Design Strategies) and Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (InterMedia) and worked as a curator at the Galerie im Taxispalais and Kunsthalle Wien and as a freelance art historian.

Verena Konrad has headed the vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut since 2013. www.v-a-i.at

Kathrin Aste and Frank Ludin, LAAC

Kathrin Aste and Frank Ludin. LAAC is an Innsbruck-based, internationally active architectural office that has been developing, researching and teaching innovative answers to urban and landscape challenges for more than a decade. The office is headed by Kathrin Aste and Frank Ludin and works in teams made up of architects, artists and graphic designers as well as representatives of a network of partners and experts from a range of disciplines. In addition to public buildings in the fields of culture, education and sport and high-profile and functional office and industrial projects LAAC has a special focus on the design of landscapes and open spaces which ranges from landscape interventions and the design of public squares to the development of large-scale masterplans.

Kathrin Aste, born 1969, studied architecture at the University of Innsbruck where she subsequently worked as an assistant professor. She lectures widely on such subjects as urban design, architecture and physis and artistic landscapes at the Universities of Innsbruck and Liechtenstein and the Lichtakademie Bartenbach, etc. She has been the president of aut.architektur und tirol since 2013 and a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Platform Geography, Landscape and Cities) since 2014. Frank Ludin, born 1972, studied architecture at the University of Innsbruck and was an assistant professor at the Institute for Experimental Architecture.hochbau in Innsbruck. He became a partner of astearchitecture in 2005 and founded “LAAC” together with Kathrin Aste in 2009.

Selected projects: Residenzplatz, Salzburg (2016), Dorfgasse residential complex, Innsbruck (2016), Kulturstadtraum, Spittal an der Drau (2017), MPREIS Weer (2017), Stadtnaht Dornbirn (2017), PS2 library, restaurant, housing, Innsbruck (under construction); Under development: Copa Cagrana Neu, Vienna.

Stefan Sagmeister, Jessica Walsh, Sagmeister & Walsh

Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh are the creative directors and partners of Sagmeister & Walsh, New York. Stefan Sagmeister, born 1962 in Bregenz, became wellknown through his work for The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, HBO, OK Go, BMW, The Guggenheim Museum, David Byrne, Aerosmith, Atlantic Records and many others. Stefan Sagmeister teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been appointed to the Frank Stanton Chair at Cooper Union School of Art. He received the AIGA Medal in 2013 and has lectured widely and participated in numerous exhibitions. Following the success of the “Happy Show” and the “Happy Film”, which he presented together with Ben Nabros at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016, he is currently working on a project dedicated to the subject of “Beauty”.

The work of Jessica Walsh has been widely exhibited and published and she has lectured at numerous festivals, congresses and conferences. Her design work includes campaigns for Snapchat Spectacles, Cinépolis, The Aldrich Museum, The Jewish Museum New York and MILLY.

Dieter Henke, Marta Schreieck Henke Schreieck Architekten

Dieter Henke, born 1952, and Marta Schreieck, born 1954, studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and have run the office Henke Schreieck Architekten since 1982. Both have extensive experience as members of juries of competitions in Austria and abroad.

Dieter Henke acted as a design advisor to Steyr (OÖ) between 2006 and 2009 and Marta Schreieck played the same role in the cities of Feldkirch, Linz, Salzburg, Regensburg, Karlsruhe and Graz between 1995 and 2015. She was a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1995 and Commissioner of the Austrian Contribution to the 9th Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2004. Marta Schreieck has been a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin since 2005 and President of the Central Association of Austrian Architects since 2007

Henke Schreieck Architekten contributed to the Biennale di Venezia in 1995 and 2008. The office has also received numerous prizes and awards.

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