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

2021
Housing Meischlgasse I Vienna I AT I Competition   2nd prize

Housing Klenaugasse I Vienna I AT I Competition   2nd prize

Bafeb 21 I Vienna I AT I Competition   Honourable mention

KITA Teckstraße I Munich I DE I with Kampik Architekten I Negotiated procedure   Contract award

2020
Housing Am Bichl III Igls I Innsbruck I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

Child Psychiatry LKH West I Graz I AT I Competition   3rd prize

Agricultural Technical School Oberalm I Oberalm I AT I Competition   Successor

2019
Grammar- & Secondary School Kohrstraße I Vienna I AT I Competition   3rd prize

Post City Linz I Linz I AT I Competition   Nachrücker 2.Stufe

2018
Housing Atrium I Klagenfurt I AT I together with SSW Architekten I Competition   1st prize

Fire Station Landstraße I Vienna I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

Residential building ROW I Vienna I AT I Competition   2nd prize

New School Grundäckerstraße I Vienna I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

2017
Housing BUWOG I Vienna I AT I Competition   1st prize

Housing Saltenstraße I Vienna I AT I Competition   1st prize

Kindergarten am Hartmayrgut I Linz I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

FUZO Wiener Straße I Wiener Neustadt I AT I Competition   1st prize

2014
Residential building Eggenberger Gürtel I Graz I AT I Competition   1st prize

AHS Wien West I Vienna I AT I Competition   4th prize

BH Kirchdorf I Kirchdorf I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

2013
Spar Supermarket I Zell a.d. Pram I AT I together with Arch. Englmair I Competition   1st prize

Station Square Mödling I Mödling I AT I Competition   3rd prize

ORG Guntramsdorf I Guntramsdorf I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

2012
SZ Liebigstraße Senior Center I Linz I AT I Competition   2nd prize

Municipal Office & Town Square Design I Natternbach I AT I Competition   Honorable mention

2010
Housing Seefelder Gasse I I Vienna I AT I together with Junger Beer Architekten I Competition   1st prize

2009

Kindergarten Schukowitzgasse I Vienna I AT I Competition   1st prize

FUZO Wien City I Vienna I AT I Competition   1st prize

2008
New secondary school Stelzhamerschule I Linz I AT I Competition   1st prize

2007
Arsenal Military Museum I Vienna I AT I together with Junger Beer Architects I Competition   1st prize

Housing Arsenal I Vienna I AT I with Junger Beer Architekten I Competition   Honorable mention

Town Center Wiener Neudorf I Wr. Neudorf I AT I together with Junger Beer Architekten I Competition   1st prize

2006
Landhauspark Promenade I Linz I AT I Competition   Successor

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

Download