Querkraft architekten designs grid of cones for Austrian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

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Jakob Dunkl, Gerd Erhartt, Peter Sapp. Querkraft Architekten

Querkraft Architekten. Vienna based architecture firm was founded in 1998 by Jakob Dunkl, Gerd Erhartt, Peter Sapp and Michael Zinner (partner until 2004) is dedicated to projects and processes that always focus on people. Their office, which today has around 40 employees, focuses on adaptable structures that should give people space and freedom.

Lateral thinking largely determines the way they work, while empathy and curiosity guide us through the design process. With the highest possible efficiency, they create emotional and simple solutions that create additional added value for the users. The belief in longevity and long-term changes also plays a central role in their designs.

They believe that flexible usage scenarios create sustainable projects. It is particularly important to them that their projects, competitions and buildings of various sizes in a national and international context show authenticity, charisma and a strong identity.

Awards (extract).-
Austria Green Planet Building Award – EXPO Pavilion
Rethinking the Future Award – IKEA Vienna western-station
German Design Award ‘architecture’ / ’eco design’ / ‘conceptional architecture’ – BAT residential high rise / EXPO Pavilion / IKEA Vienna western-station
Global Architecture & Design Award 2021 ’sustainable architecture’ - EXPO Pavilion
Iconic Award – Innovative Architecture ‘best of best’ – IKEA Vienna western-station
Iconic Award – Innovative Architecture ‘winner’ – BAT Residential Highrise Batignolles
AIT award education for school campus Friedrich Fexer
Stateprize for Architecture & Sustainability 2013 for the apartment building U31
nomination - International Highrise Prize for Citygate Tower



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