Best of Austria

Architecture 2012_13

An attractive survey of award-winning buildings by Austrian architects and realized projects by international architects in Austria in 2012–13.



Title Information

Edited by Architekturzentrum Wien (Az W)

1st edition

, 2014

Text English and German


272 pages, 250 color and 20 b/w illustrations, 170 plans

22 x 29 cm

ISBN 978-3-906027-64-7


Best of Austria is published biennially by Architekturzentrum Wien to present award-winning buildings in ten categories, such as living, tourism, culture, industry education etc., by Austrian architects and projects by foreign architects realized in Austria. Covered are all architecture prizes that have been awarded by public and private institutions or corporations in Austria.

The latest edition of Best of Austria features around 170 projects that were completed in 2012 and 2013. Each is presented with 2–3 images and a floor plan, section or elevation as well as brief descriptive texts. A critical essay on contemporary Austrian architecture and building culture, a comprehensive index of all featured projects and architectural firms, and information on all architecture awards round out this up-to-date survey of contemporary architecture and building culture in Austria.


Available volumes in the series:

Best of Austria: Architecture 2010_11

Best of Austria: Architecture 2014_15

Best of Austria: Architecture 2016_17

Authors & Editors

Klaus-Jürgen Bauer

 1997 doctorate at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Since 1998 architectural office in Eisenstadt. Since 2000 lecturer at the TU Vienna. Member of various design committees, curator, author.

Sonja Bettel

Robert Fabach

Barbara Feller

Vera Grimmer

Eva Guttmann

 studied political science, history and architecture, and was director of HDA – Haus der Architektur in Graz from 2010 till 2013.

Manuela Hötzl

Anne Isopp

Gabriele Kaiser

 studied art history in Vienna and is an architecture publicist and lecturer. Since 2010 she has been director of afo – architekturforum oberösterreich.

Elke Krasny

Marion Kuzmany

Isabella Marboe

Norbert Mayr

Astrid Meyer-Hainisch

Romana Ring

Robert Temel

Nicola Weber