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Werftdreieck Rostock, Kayenmühlengraben.
ARCHITECTURE FOR AN OPEN-MINDED SOCIETY Intervention, articulation, art and innovation. These four aspects can be seen as the backbone of the corporate philosophy at architecture firm Albert Wimmer ZT-GmbH in Vienna. The result is future-oriented architecture with a special focus on ‘green building’ that is recognisable, unique, and considers the needs of everyone in our society.
One of the award-winning firm’s main focuses lies on finding environmentally friendly solutions for our cities, which meet future requirements. Clients can expect ambitious architecture, top quality materials and excellent reliability when it comes to budget and schedule. Major competitive successes continue to define the firm’s scope of work. Great examples include Vienna Central Station, the T3 southern terminal expansion at Vienna Airport, the new conference centre at Vienna’s UNOCity, the EUROGATE master plan, Belvedere and Monte Laa, and the ‘Südspidol’ hospital in Luxembourg. Further noteworthy examples are the power plant Freudenau and the stadiums in Innsbruck, Salzburg Wals-Siezenheim, Klagenfurt and Lviv, Ukraine, and the on-going development of Haunstetten South-West in Augsburg. 22 | October 2021 | Issue 86
Currently, Wimmer and his creative team are working on the Children and Adolescents Clinic which is under construction in Freiburg and is set to open its doors in 2023. There are also two exciting residential projects to look out for in Rostock: The so-called ‘Werftdreieck’ and Thierfelderstraße. The firm deals with complex tasks. Its committed team of architects breaks these down carefully and answers in a simple, comprehensible design language. Although they strive to deliver high quality service, at its core the team is guided by social, ecological and urban planning factors, as Wimmer explains. “We want innovative access to architecture, a form of ‘universal design’, so that all future users can benefit equally,” he says. “Luxury for everyone, not just for those who can afford it. That is particularly true regarding residential spaces, but also when it comes to the healthcare sector, infrastructure, stadiums and cultural venues.” He adds: “The future users’ diverse needs and requirements are at the heart of our planning process. After all, we design buildings for people!”
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE | PHOTOS: ALBERT WIMMER ZT-GMBH
Founded in 1977, atelier Architekt Albert Wimmer looks back upon decades of vast experience in the field of architecture, both nationally and abroad. Thanks to the dedicated work of a highly qualified team of 70 employees (50 percent of whom are women) Albert Wimmer ZT-GmbH has firmly established itself in its area of expertise.