Best of Austria

Architecture 2016_17

The latest survey of oustanding Austrian architecture, featuring award-winning buildings by Austrian architects and realized projects by international architects in Austria in 2016–17.



Title Information

Edited by Architekturzentrum Wien Az W

1st edition

, 2018

Text English and German


260 pages, 254 color and 176 b/w illustrations

21.5 x 29 cm

ISBN 978-3-03860-123-4


The latest edition of Best of Austria, produced by Vienna-based Architekturzentrum Wien, once again brings together 153 projects that have won national and international architecture awards in 2016 and 2017, from public buildings and spaces to offices, educational facilities, and single-family homes. Each entry includes full-color images and a floor plan, section, or elevation, as well as a brief description of the project. Rounding out the volume is a critical essay on contemporary Austrian architecture. All of the country’s major architectural prizes are accounted for in this large and well-illustrated volume, making it a valuable up-to-date survey of contemporary architecture in Austria.

The 2016/17 edition features designs by Ludescher und Lutz Architekten; gerner°gerner plus; Marte. Marte Architekten; studio3 – Institut für experimentelle Architektur, Uni Innsbruck; Gangoly & Kristiner Architekten; Henke Schreieck Architekten, Dietger Wissounig Architekten; AllesWirdGut; Bernardo Bader; Volker Giencke; Dietrich | Untertrifaller; und Rey-Lucquet et associés; and others.


Available volumes in the series:

Best of Austria: Architecture 2010_11

Best of Austria: Architecture 2012_13

Best of Austria: Architecture 2014_15


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.

Robert Fabach

Barbara Feller

Eva Guttmann

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

Gudrun Hausegger

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