An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about eumiesaward2015

Project • By HERTL.ARCHITEKTENPrivate Houses

Garden House

Refugium Laboratorium Klausur Where in the past a small square marked the medieval gateway to the old town district of Ennsdorf, the garden house stands today. Arisen from an old farmhouse which was entirely ruinous it shapes the counterpart of the historical tollhouse. The traces of the past have slightly vanished, the wayside shrine, that once stood impressive in front of the tollhouse's gable wall, has been moved to the right. The hedges have become too close to the free area. The newbuilt garden wall follows the narrow contours of the Haratzmüllerstraße and recesses in alignment with the tollhouse's gable. Thereby the suggestion of a larger square appears and the entrance to the garden house, which one can feel from outside as lus... More

Project • By Petr Hájek - ArchitektiPrivate Houses

Chameleon House

The house is located in the centre of a garden. Each single room is oriented to one of the trees. The living room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom, the cherry tree, the bathroom faces the peach tree, the guest room, the silver spruce and the children’s room, the walnut. Each room has its unique view and atmosphere. The building is resting like a lizard in a sun-lit meadow. The inspiration for the proposal of this house is in fact a chameleon. Eyes (windows) unrestrictedly observe the surroundings. The skin (facade), consisting of a semi-gloss coat, partly reflects the colours of the garden and the sky. The geometry of the walls creates two different types of spaces within one plot: "The house spaces" and "the garden spac... More

Project • By Baumschlager Eberle ArchitektenOffices


Atmosphere without machines While buildings require less and less energy, more and more is being spent on the maintenance and service needed to sustain this reduction. The prospect of buildings functioning as power stations is highly reminiscent of the promises of Modernism. The only disruptive factor in this energy balance from an ideal world, however, is the human element. Baumschlager Eberle have no intention of replacing nature with technology in this office block in Lustenau. Their aim is rather to establish meaningful coherence for the user. The building has no heating, ventilation or cooling system, the flow of energy being controlled by human hand. Above all, however, this is a stone building with walls, doors and high-ceili... More

Project • By I/O architectsPrivate Houses

Slight slope long house

Brief description Single family house. Large living and dining space. Home office. One master bedroom. Two guest bedrooms. Large veranda space. Three cars garage. Project description The topography of the park environment around the house resembles a cavea of an antic theater. The long horizontal structure is facing the favorable sun orientation and the view in slight opposition of the slope. This way entering diagonally into the house the height of the spaces changes in relation to their grade of privacy. In the opposite direction and apart from the main progression are the guest rooms over the compressed space of the entrance and the garage. The internal structure corresponds to the complementary space of the stairs-like veranda fac... More

Project • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupMuseums

The Danish Maritime Museum

Collaboration:BIG with Kossmann.dejong, Rambøll, Freddy Madsen andKiBiSi The new Danish Maritime Museum is a subterranean museum built around a dry dock adjacent to Kronborg Castle of Hamlet fame. For a century the site was a shipyard bustling with vessels and machinery, and the dry dock that now forms the centrepiece of the museum’s underground building is a legacy of this yard. Yet until recently, the dock lay in a state of neglect in a decayed post-industrial landscape, a desolate and rather ugly concrete relic of a lost industry. Due to the UNESCO World Heritage status of Kronborg Castle, the museum, formerly located within the castle’s walls, was evicted in order to restore the castle’s original interiors. It was decided that the m... More

Project • By Barozzi/VeigaConcert Halls

Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin

The new Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin is located (arises) on the historical site of the “Konzerthaus”, which was destroyed during Second World War and recomposes an urban corner in a neighborhood near to the historic city. The building houses a symphony hall for 1.000 spectators, a hall for chamber music for 200 spectators, a multifunctional space for exhibitions and conferences, and a wide foyer, which can also be used to host events. The building is confi gured by a synthetic, but at the same time complex volume, which is resolved through a continuous promenade, which connects all these functions along a single public path through all the levels of the building. Externally, as in the adjacent preexistence, the verticality and geometry of... More

Project • By VARDAstudioPrivate Houses

Prodromos and Desi Residence (Katoikia Prodromou kai Desis)

A four-bedroom three-storey house with entry at the top level. The car entrance is from the road level, and a parking area is at the top enclosed with vertical louvers. Cantilevered verandas and a swimming pool extend towards the view to the south. The project site is located on a hillside with a steep drop down from road level. Aside from the challenge, the topography affords panoramic views tothe sea. The central concept is the configuration of spaces vertically, taking advantage of the morphology of the site for access, privacy and views. Car access and parking is from street level, with the house unraveling in three levels below, with privacy increasing towards the bottom. The kitchen, living and dining spaces have access to a... More

Project • By Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten ZT GmbHMuseums

State Museum Vorarlberg

Site and context The Museum occupies a site at the transition from the open landscape of Lake Constance to the compact urban structure of central Bregenz. At the edge of the otherwise impermeable urban fabric stands an insular row of detached landmark buildings. Their placement, as well as the gaps between them, creates a spectrum of different exterior spaces with unique character open to views of Lake Constance. As a whole, the quarter can be read as a continuous sequence of public squares. This urban composition of distinctive stand-alone buildings was developed until around 1900. With the subsequent construction of theDistrict Council building which today houses the Museum, the area began to adopt a perimeter block structure. U... More

Project • By BOVENBOUWFire stations

Firestation in Berendrecht

A new fire station north of Antwerp near the harbour. The site is triangularly shaped and surrounded by infrastructure on all sides. The design of the new fire station doesn’t want to have a formal resemblance with the nearby hangars, but is a synthesis of the general character of the building typology of the harbour. On top of the two utilitarian floors there is a domestic floor with a living room, kitchen, fitness, sleeping rooms and an outdoor sports field, arranged around a patio. The sports field, located on the corner of the building, is covered with a semi-transparent wooden panelling and therefore stays in contact with outside. An open staircase relates the domestic floor to the two lower floors. The offices become a transition bet... More

Project • By V+Concert Halls

Town Hall in Montigny-le-Tilleul

The extension is built next to the old Town Hall on a lot with a generous view on the scenic Sambre valley. The ambitions were to amplify the public usage of the site and to preserve the ring of linden trees at its limits. Rather than to simply lay on the land, the building hovers thanks to an impressive cantilever structure – only the cafeteria is in contact with the ground and can therefore be used for events taking place in the park. A slight slope guides the public to the reception from where the different services are easily found, being strategically located in each of the three branches of the plan. This project shows the capacity of contemporary architecture to simply and gently be part of a rural and heritage context through... More

Project • By Architecten de vylder vinck taillieuApartments

Kavel Houses

The ambitions of AG SOB (Ghent Urban Development Corporation) go further than developing new urban districts and redrawing, in broad gestures, the existing urban fabric. Their Kavel project is an exercise in the precise implementation of small-scale housing following unconventional principles. The corporation seeks opportunities within the urban fabric – arising if necessary through demolition – to build new homes, either individually or in groups ranging from two or three to seven or eight. However, they do not manage everything themselves. Instead, they offer the site to a young or otherwise suitable family, selected from a number of candidates, as a package complete with a selected architect, on highly advantageous terms. The deal is als... More

Project • By FILTER ARCHITECTUREPrivate Houses

NHRV house

Emerging under same socio-economic parameters as majority of houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina- within a small budget, an underdeveloped construction industry, deregulated urban planning conditions and chaotic building permit bureaucracy- house NHRV tries to subvert the banal reality of contemporary House andNation Building in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). It challenges the status quo of contemporariness, by being an extraordinary response to its immediate and wider context through inherentlyordinary means. In relation to “world-wide” contemporary architecture, the house NHRV does not have an ambition tointroduce anything new and extraordinary. However, inside the context of today's Bosnia and Herzegovina itrepresents an attempt... More

Project • By AHAKNAP d.o.oHousing

DVOR Housing

Residential building "Dvor" is positioned in the heart of the city Sarajevo, as part of the emerging commercial and cultural centre Marijin Dvor. This part of the city's urban tissue started its development in the 19th century, during the Austro-Hungarian period of government. Therefore, in conceptual urbanistic terms, the space is organized in form of urban blocks and wide orthogonal streets. Due to the prior destruction of large number of original structures, city brought new urban plan for large part of its area, with approximately 80 000 m2 proposed for redevelopment. As such, it continues to use the same principles of urban block organization, where new building Dvor makes the first corner of one of the future building blocks. Adjacent... More

Project • By MVA / Mikelic Vres ArhitektiMuseums

Histria Aromatica Homestead

The "Histria Aromatica" homestead is the center of a unique agricultural - tourist complex planted with indigenous, medicinal, aromatic plants and herbs.The complex is located on a formerly neglected hill in the municipality Pizanovac Bale in Istria. At its highest point lies a unique micro location which offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the Istrian coast, from historic town of Rovinj to the National park of the Brijuni archipelago. The homestead consists of three programmatic units – a residence, a restaurant and a museum with educational facilities. Along with the exterior of the square, these spaces are designed for a range of scenarios: permanent housing, day trips to the complex, educational programs, workshops, sales of sel... More

Project • By Petr Hájek - ArchitektiUniversities

KCEV - Krkonose Mountains Centre for Environmental Education

The building is situated into a city park in front of the administration building of KRNAP (Krkonoše Mts. National Park). The building geometry is derived from the geometry of Krkonoše Mountains. Every edge or slope on the building could be found in its real, natural topography. In between of the metal vectors, which represent the mountain ridges, there is growing sedum. The new building is set apart from the existing one to create an entrance platform. This public space atmosphere is supported by fully glazed side wall through which it is possible to look into the building and indirectly become a part of an ongoing lecture or seminar inside of the building. The building itself is energy efficient and should represent the ideas of the Natio... More