The submitted projects will be evaluated by the jury in a two-step procedure.
1st jury session: Selection of the 6 best projects for the respective building site in Munich, Berlin, Vienna.
2nd jury session: Selection of the winners, 1 winning project and 2 commendations will be awarded for each of the 3 project sites.
The jury’s recorded decision is final and cannot be contested. Recourse to legal action is excluded.
Design project evaluation criteria
- Architectural quality of the overall design, interaction with the surrounding building stock
- Quality of space use and floor plans (areas, uses, lighting, etc.)
- Functional and innovative quality of the construction
- Transferability, multiplication of functional parts, systemic wood construction solutions
- Efficient and smart use of resources
Studies at Vienna University of Technology TU Wien AT
Studies at The University of Art and Design Linz AT
Since 1989 architecture studio together with Franz Maul
2007 Upper Austrian Wood Construction Award
2005 Upper Austrian Wood Construction Award
2003 Upper Austrian Wood Construction Award
Born in Upper Austria, studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology TU Wien. After graduating, worked in the fields of planning, project development and project utilization, as well as project management, for many years on a self-employed basis. Since 2019, head of construction management at Wiener Wohnen and responsible for large-volume refurbishments and new construction. In addition to his passion for architecture in all its manifestations, he has always been particularly interested in the holistic consideration of building and architectural projects, beyond the boundaries of architecture.
Degree in architecture at the Vienna University of Technology TU Wien, 1988 foundation of the architecture studio Schluder/Kastner in Vienna, 1995-98 architecture studio Schluder/Kastner in Berlin. 2005 Vienna Wood Construction Award wienwood 05 for a day-care centre for children. 2007 Start of achtplus research project Haus der Zukunft, multi-storey timber construction in urban areas, 2010 Start of achtplus phase 2 project, constructive system for a multi-storey timber building and verification of official feasibility in the Vienna area. 2012 Completion of the first 7-storey residential building in timber construction in Vienna, awarded the Vienna Wood Construction Award wienwood 15. 2011-2019 Lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, research area structural engineering, construction and design. Michael Schluder is regularly active as a juror in architectural competitions and as a lecturer, especially on topics of multi-storey timber construction.
Kurt Pock is founder and owner of the engineering office KPZT in Klagenfurt AT. After graduating as a civil engineer from the Graz University of Technology, he worked as a structural engineer and designer for a timber construction company in Lienz AT and has been a structural engineer since 1999. His particular enthusiasm is for those projects that require the universally-minded engineer. For almost 20 years Kurt Pock has been a lecturer at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences and for around 15 years he has been transferring his knowledge in the master's course for timber construction culture überholz at the University of Art in Linz AT, where, among other things, he teaches a holistic approach to structural design. Kurt Pock is co-author of the books Cross-Laminated Timber Structural Design,Volume I and II.
Elisabeth Merk, born in Regensburg DE, graduated in architecture in Germany and Italy, specialising in architectural history and urban planning. She has been practising in Germany since 1995. 2005-2007 professor of urban planning and urban design, 2009 honorary professor by the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, 2020 honorary professor by the Technical University of Munich. President of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning since 2015. Elisabeth Merk has been head of the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulation of the City of Munich since 2007. Since she took up her position, more than 84,000 flats have been built in Munich, building permits have been issued for about 108,000 flats and new building rights have been created for 46,000 flats.
After an apprenticeship as a carpenter, Frank Lattke studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich and in Madrid. He worked for Donovan Hill Architects in Brisbane/Australia and founded his own office in Augsburg in 2003. At the Technical University of Munich, Lattke worked as a research assistant in the Department of Timber Construction with Prof. Hermann Kaufmann in the Faculty of Architecture in research and teaching from 2002 to 2014. His main interest is the connection between design and sustainable practice in order to develop sustainable solutions in architecture. Frank Lattke is active as a jury member in competitions and is chairman of the design advisory board of the city of Sonthofen DE.
Gordian Kley is managing partner of the engineering company merz kley partner in Dornbirn AT, which he joined in 1999. He completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter and then a degree in civil engineering in Karlsruhe DE. After working as an engineer in Karlsruhe, he moved to Vorarlberg in 1995 and has been working as a civil engineer since 1998.
Born in Basel, Switzerland, Regula Lüscher studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, 1987-1998 she worked as an architect in Zurich CH and Vienna AT. 1989-2007 lecturer at the ETH Zurich and various universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. 2012 honorary professor at the Berlin University of Arts. From 2000, head of urban planning at the Department of Urban Development of the City of Zurich, Deputy Director of the Department of Urban Development in Zurich in 2001. 2007-2011 Berlin Senate Building Director and State Secretary in the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development. 2011-2016 Senate Building Director and State Secretary in the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment. Since 12/2016 Senate Construction Director and State Secretary in the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing in Berlin. Regula Lüscher is a member of the Association of German Architects and the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning.
After an apprenticeship as a timber carpenter and the studies of architecture at the Technical University of Braunschweig DE, professional activities followed in Braunschweig and Berlin. Since 2010, he has been working in the Kaden-Klingbeil studio, and since 2014 Markus Lager has been co-owner of the studio Kaden+Lager in Berlin, which specialises in urban timber construction. Various prizes and awards, including the Hugo Häring Award 2020 for the hybrid high-rise building SKAIO. Activities as a lecturer in Germany and abroad. Since the winter semester 2020/21, guest professor at the University of Stuttgart DE, wood construction class.
Carsten Hein is Associate Director and leader of the competence team for timber construction at Arup in Germany. The renowned structural specialist has more than 30 years of experience in the planning of complex structures and has been responsible for numerous national and international projects. Together with his timber competence team, he researches the development of new composite materials and is committed to the use of timber and timber composites as sustainable material. Carsten Hein led the research for the LifeCycleTower in Austria and the design for the H7 timber hybrid high-rise in Münster. Carsten Hein is involved in ongoing timber construction research projects in collaboration with universities and lectures worldwide on innovations in timber construction.