Discover Germany, Issue 32, November 2015

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Always on the lookout for the next challenge Viennese architecture firm gerner°gerner plus has nearly two decades of experience realising an impressive portfolio of sophisticated projects, such as the refurbishment of the ‘Karlsplatz Passage‘, various residential buildings and health resorts, as well as stunning wineries. TEXT: DORINA REICHHOLD | PHOTOS: GERNER°GERNER PLUS | MATTHIAS RAIGER | MANFRED SEIDL

Their venture was a great success and laid the foundation for a creative and flourishing partnership, leading to the establishment of Austrian architecture firm gerner°gerner plus in 2013, with fellow architect Matthias Raiger joining the team as a partner.

Exuberant creativity, courage and a consummate expertise are the attributes which spring to mind when browsing through all ventures architecture firm gerner°gerner plus has realised over the years. Their success story began with declining the offer of an assignment. Andreas Gerner and his wife Gerda Maria Gerner knew from the start of their career that they wanted to work beyond the ordinary and take on more challenging projects. They turned down the offer of refurbishing an attic, and so their professional cooperation started in 1997 with the planning and building of a de-

Teamwork is very important within the firm. A group of creative young people supports the three partners, each one of whom adds their own special talent to any task. This gives the firm the vast range of skills needed to successfully realise a design. The name gerner°gerner plus was established to put emphasis on this fact.“The plus stands for our team members as well as for our various business partners and of course for our clients,“ explains Gerda Maria Gerner.“The plus also stands for our sons and our friends who were always supporting us by showing a great deal of patience for our work.“

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tached house instead. At this time they were still students, so the decision to take on such an interesting task as their first job reflects a great deal of courage and ambition.