21. January 2019

IKEA in Vienna at the train station ‚Westbahnhof‘

The world’s first car-free urban IKEA is in the making. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new building at Westbahnhof is scheduled for 2019, and the opening expected for 2021.

In search of ideas for the inner-city location, IKEA invited nine architecture firms from Europe. The idea of querkraft architekten convinced the company, werkraum ingenieure acted as inspection engineer acc. to OIB at this pilote project.

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9. January 2019

Austrian Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai

One of the most exciting projects that we will be working on and developing further in 2019 is the Austrian contribution to the first world exhibition in the Arab world in the 170-year history of Expo. Together with querkraft architekten, we were able to be successful in an EU-wide competition against 42 other projects. EXPO 2020 in Dubai will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. See you there!

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18. December 2018

Book tip: Best of Austria. Architecture 2016_17

More than 160 projects, realized by Austrian planners in Austria and abroad, are presented in this book. All published buildings were awarded with selected national and international prizes in 2016 and 2017. We are represented as structural design office with the project Robert College in Istanbul, the architecture is by Alatas Architecture & Consulting. The book is published by Architekturzentrum Wien every two years and the next edition will follow at the end of 2020.

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12. December 2018

Austrian Client Award`18 for the Federal School Aspern

In the Vienna Ringturm all 22 nominated projects of the Client Award’18 of the Central Association of Austrian Architects will be shown in an exhibition until 22 February 2019 with special emphasis on the six prize winners in 2018. Together with fasch&fuchs.architekten we are among the six winners with our project ‘Federal School Aspern’!

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28. February 2018

MKKD – Museum of Concrete Art and Design in Ingolstadt

The design of the architectural office querkraft architekten provides a 2000 square metre exhibition space underneath the existing historic hall. The cellar space would be around 6.5 metres deep. To make this possible, the existing interior columns made of cast steel had to be made unencumbered and temporarily expanded.

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11. December 2017


In the centre of Vienna, an old  house in the typical Gründerzeit architecture is being renovated and brought to the newest state of the art.

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27. November 2017

Initial plans for the Bürgerspitalwiese school campus

Vienna is a growing city. In order to facilitate a modern development of the Viennese cityscape, the municipal administration has launched a competition for a new school building, the Bürgerspitalwiese school campus. The architect Patricia Zacek-Stadler was able to convince the jury with her project.
In collaboration with the architect we are planning as a Consortium. The structural planning is on us and we will act as test engineers in accordance with WBO §127a. Together, as Consortium we are responsible for general planning management and control.

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