Clemens Kirsch Architektur

Our approach is marked by the way we distil a logical and intelligent design out of the resources, our response to the poetry of a place, the way we draw out the sensuous qualities of the material, and the appropriate investment of the means at our disposal.

Mission Statement

For more than twelve years the work of our bureau has impressed through its creativity and appropriateness in design, precision & planning efficiency, and the adherence to quality, budgets and deadlines in implementation.

In this period, Clemens Kirsch Architecture has been responsible for construction projects totalling around 140 million euros, 30% of these as a general planner. We are proud of having implemented all projects without any planning flaws or building damage, and always adhering to schedules and budgets.

In our work we endeavour to prove that innovation and feasibility are not contradictions but complement each other, creating added value for users and architectural clients.

 

Philosophy

The architect is the expert for space. Our task is to give it its shape, character and atmosphere. Each commission is a new challenge in interpreting conditions and finding an optimal, customised solution. 

Our approach is marked by the way we distil a logical and intelligent design out of the resources, our response to the poetry of a place, the way we draw out the sensuous qualities of the material, and the appropriate investment of the means at our disposal. 

In the ideal case scenario a concept is boiled down and reduced until its essential substance becomes palpable as the quintessence of individuality.

Spectrum

The focus of our bureau is on housing, nursing and care facilities, public building projects, educational buildings, sports facilities, offices, constructionally sophisticated building projects, urban open space planning and prototypical development.

Furthermore, we are experts in prefabricated timber construction, prefabrication and passive / ultra-low energy construction methods. Collaboration with experienced partner bureaus and excellent specialist planners guarantees premium quality of implementation.

Our bureau maintains the a scale of fees for architects and engineers; in dealing with minor projects also that of the local building control office. Moreover, we are happy to advise you in the run-up phase in choosing suitable sites/real estate and in determining the necessary space allocation.

Architecture (Selection)

2020
Town module Waidmannsdorf | Klagenfurt | in cooperation with SSW Architekten*

2019
Housing Eggenberger Gürtel | Graz*

2019
Housing Saltenstraße | Vienna*

2018
Pedestrian Zone »Wiener Straße« | Wiener Neustadt*

2018
BeZo FG+ | Encounter zone Führichgasse | Phase 1 | direct commission | Vienna

2017
Redesign Stephansplatz |Pedestrian Zone Vienna City II | Vienna

2017
Seestadt Aspern | Site D22 | Housing | direct commission | Vienna

2016
HG+ | Encounter Zone Herrengasse | direct commission | Vienna

2016
Seestadt Aspern | Site D23 | Housing | direct commission | Vienna

2014
Primary School Baslergasse | free-standing extension | Vienna

2012
New secondary school Stelzhamerschule | Linz

2010
Kindergarten Schukowitzgasse | Vienna

2009
Pedestrian Zone Vienna City | Kärntnerstraße, Graben | Vienna

Competition Success (Selection)

2018
Town module Waidmannsdorf | invited competition, 1st prize | Klagenfurt | in cooperation with SSW Architekten

2017
Pedestrian Zone »Wiener Straße« | EU-wide open competition | 1st prize | Wiener Neustadt*

2014
Housing Graz | invited competition, 1st price | Graz

2013
Spar Supermarket | invited competition | 1st prize | Zell a.d. Pram, Upper Austria | together with Arch. Englmair, Arch. Gruber

2013
Station Square Mödling | Competition with preliminary application procedure | 3rd prize

2012
SC Liebigstraße | Senior Center| 2 phased competition 2012 | 2nd prize

2009
Kindergarten Schukowitzgasse | EU-wide open competition | 1st prize | Vienna

2008
New secondary school Stelzhamerschule | EU-wide open competition | 1st prize | Linz

2007
Arsenal Vienna | Military Museum | 1st prize | Vienna | together with junger-beer architekten

2007
Town Center Wiener Neudorf | 1st prize | together with junger-beer architekten

2006
Pedestrian Zone Vienna City | Kärntnerstraße, Graben, Stephansplatz | EU-wide open competition | 1st prize | Vienna

Awards

2018
pflasteradler zwoachtzehn | 1st prize | Stephansplatz | Vienna

2018
klimaaktiv gold | Seestadt Aspern D22 | Vienna

2018
Austrian association of sustainable building award | outstanding sustainable construction project | D22 | Vienna

2017
klimaaktiv and Austrian association of sustainable building award | outstanding sustainable construction project | D23 | Vienna

2015
wienwood15 | main prize Kindergarten Schukowitzgasse | Vienna

2013
Bauherrenpreis (Building developer prize) | final selection | New Secondary School Stelzhamerschule | Linz

2011
Bauherrenpreis (Building developer prize) | final selection | Kindergarten Schukowitzgasse | Vienna

2011
Nomination E.A.-Plischke-Prize| shortlist | KIGA Schukowitzgasse | Vienna

2010
Special Recognition Pilgrampreis | Pedestrian Zone Vienna City

Clemens Kirsch

1974          
born in Linz, Austria

93-01        
Studies at the Vienna University of Technology

97-98        
Studies at UP6 – La Villette, Paris

2006        
Studio opening

2009       
Foundation kirsch ZT GmbH

2010-     
Jury duties at competition procedures in Vienna / Lower Austria / Styria / Tyrol

2012-18   
Univ.Lektor Vienna University of Technology | Department of Architectural Construction and Design

Office CV

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