The Best Buildings in Tyrol

John Hill
12. November 2020
The 18 projects nominated for "Auszeichnung des Landes Tirol für Neues Bauen 2020" (Photos © Mojo Reitter, Tobias Christoph, Albrecht Schnabel, Roland Halbe, David Schreyer, Günter Richard Wett, Lukas Schaller, Stefan Kranebitter, Marc Lins, Hertha Hurnaus, Günther Kresser, Sebastian Scheis and Daniel Pfurtscheller)

Austria's state of Tyrol has been awarding exemplary buildings every two years since 1996. The winners of the 2020 awards were announced during an award ceremony held online on November 11.

Tyrol is proud of its architecture, boasting of its notable buildings "from medieval castles and fortresses to state-of-the-art gondola stations" on the state's main tourist website. Many of the state's most notable contemporary buildings respond to its Alpine context and cater to tourists and recreation, but this year's awards show buildings in education and other sectors coming to the fore.

Seventy-five projects completed between 2018 and 2020 were submitted for "Auszeichnung des Landes Tirol für Neues Bauen 2020" ("Awards from the State of Tyrol for New Buildings in 2020"), organized by aut (architektur und tirol). The three-person jury* visited some of the buildings and then decided on the 18 nominated projects. Yesterday they named three winners and six recognitions, plus four honorable mentions.

The 13 winning projects are listed below, but visit Austria-Architects for more information (in German) and images. And if you live in Austria, an exhibition of the projects opens on December 1st at aut in Innsbruck.

fasch&fuchs.architekten: Neustift School Campus in Stubaital (Photo © Hertha Hurnaus)

Winners

  • fasch&fuchs.architekten: Neustift School Campus in Stubaital (2016–2019)
  • Snøhetta: Swarovski Manufaktur in Wattens (2015–2018)
  • STUDIO LOIS: Renovation of the Kettenbrücke School in Innsbruck (2016–2019)

 

Snøhetta: Swarovski Manufaktur in Wattens (Photo © David Schreyer)

Recognitions

  • Hans Peter Gruber, Thomas Sigl: Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge over the Inn near Zirl (2015–2019)
  • Baumschlager Hutter Partners: Falgin Joch Bahn in Kaunertal (2019)
  • fasch & fuchs.architekten: School Hall in Tirol (2016–2019)
  • Fügenschuh Hrdlovics Architekten: House for Psychosocial Support and Living in Innsbruck (2012–2018)
  • Hanno Schlögl: Nature Park House in Längenfeld (2017–2019)
  • Betina Hanel, Manfred Sandner: Tourism Information for Innsbruck and its Holiday Villages in Innsbruck (2016–2018)

STUDIO LOIS: Renovation of the Kettenbrücke School in Innsbruck (Photo © David Schreyer)

Honorable Mentions

  • Todorka Iliova, Raimund Wulz: Patsch Village Center in Patsch (2015–2018)
  • Madritsch / Pfurtscheller: OFFICE.P in Fulpmes (2015–2020)
  • LAAC: P2 Urban Hybrid | City Library in Innsbruck (2012–2018)
  • b.eder architects: Conversion of a Mountain Farm in Kirchbichl (2015–2018)

 

*The 2020 jury: Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Marta Schreieck and Peter Haimerl (Photo © aut)

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