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“Architecture to serve society” That's the motto of the Vienna-based architectural practice Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH. And nowadays there are plenty of practical examples of this approach – from urban design projects to infrastructure planning, modern residential or health centre developments.
Leuven/ Belgium, the new construction of the EURO stadiums in Innsbruck, in Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim and in Klagenfurt as well as the new construction of the EURO 2012 stadiums Lviv (Ukraine).
TEXT & PHOTOS: ALBERT WIMMER ZT GMBH
Architecture should, and needs, to contribute to an open society. With this belief in mind, the Viennese architect DI Dipl TP Albert Wimmer tries to find the perfect solution for all of his different projects: for the planning of residential buildings as well as for the making of urban developments, sports stadiums or ventures within the health care sector. For every project, producing specific concepts and spatial interpretations are the first aspects to consider. His belief is at the same time the basis of Albert Wimmers working method and is reflected under four headings, namely“in-
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tervention” (to understand the aura of a place and reinterpret it),“articulation”(to be aware of the high amount of responsibility towards society),“art”(to let emotions influence the design of buildings and to find alternatives to conventional architecture) and“innovation”(progress). Important competitive successes enabled the Atelier Albert Wimmer, which was founded in 1977, to realize a number of large-scale projects such as the power plant Freudenau in Vienna, the reorganization and revitalization of the town centre in
DI Dipl TP Albert Wimmer. © Hubert Dimko
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