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19 Sep 2012

soma architecture Book News

soma’s book ONE OCEAN, Theme Pavilion Expo 2012 has been published

ONE OCEAN – The book about the theme pavilion EXPO 2012 Yeosu, South-Korea

soma’s book One Ocean, Theme Pavilion Expo 2012 has been published recently by Residenz Verlag. It gives insights into the design and implementation process and discusses potentials of biomimetic approaches for applications in architecture.

The book is written in English and contains essays by Kari Jormakka, Marjan Colletti, Georg Vrachliotis and Jan Knippers.

Expo Yeosu Korea by soma architecture
photo © soma architecture

in english
128 pages
Format 210×240 Brochure
EUR 19,90 / sFr 26,90
ISBN: 9783701732937

19 Sep 2012

soma architecture Art Pavilion

Vague Formation – Art Pavilion WHITE NOISE is the Austrian contribution to the European Cultural Capital 2012 in Maribor

After its location in the historic center of Salzburg and the rural valley Krakautal the mobile pavilion has been assembled in Maribor, Slovenia as the Austrian contribution to the European Capital of Culture 2012. From September 27 to October 9 it will house the exhibition Surprisingly Ingenious, which shows selected examples of Austrian design. (Please see the attached invitation for ruther details.

The exhibition will be followed by a presentation by the literary newspaper Lichtungen that presents works by Slovenian and Austrian authors.

19 Sep 2012

soma architecture Salzburg Competition

Winning Competition Entry – Urban Housing District Ignaz Harrer Straße, Salzburg

soma wins an invited competition for an urban housing district in Salzburg (ex equo). The proposal containing 150 housing units will be finished in 2013.

The jury awarded soma’s design because of its unique character and intimate scale of its public spaces.

Academic Activities

Stefan Rutzinger holds a professorship for architectural design at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the current winter term. Together Kristina Schinegger he will run the MArch Unit 15 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

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One Ocean, Thematic Pavilion EXPO 2012 Yeosu, South Korea
Expo Yeosu Korea
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Expo 2012 Yeosu Pavilion

The Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 planned by the Austrian architecture office soma will be opened in Yeosu on 12th of May. soma’s design proposal One Ocean was selected as the first prize winner in an open international competition in 2009.

The main design intent was to embody the Expo’s theme The Living Ocean and Coast and transform it into a multi-layered architectural experience. Therefore the Expo’s agenda, namely the responsible use of natural resources was not visually represented, but actually embedded into the building, e.g. through the sustainable climate design or the biomimetic approach of the kinetic façade. The cutting-edge façade system was developed together with Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering and supports the aim of the world exhibition to introduce forward-looking innovations to the public.

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Library and seminar centre at BOKU, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien, Austria
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Library and seminar centre BOKU Vienna
photograph © Hertha Hurnaus
Library and seminar centre at BOKU

Housing project “Der Rosenhügel”, border of Liesing and Hietzing
Design: ARGE Berger+Parkkinen architects with Christoph Lechner & Partner, Vienna
Der Rosenhügel Housing Vienna building
photograph : Daniel Hawelka
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