Architecture Firm Name: Querkraft Architekten
Firm Location: Vienna
Founding Year: 1998
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Gerd was born on the 10th of June 1964 in Vienna, studied architecture at the technical university Vienna, diploma 1992, 2002 guest professorship at the roger Williams university – R.I., USA, different teaching activities and jury memberships, 2009 guest professorship at the technical university of Vienna.
Jakob was born on the 12th of June 1963 in frankfurt/main; studied architecture at the technical university Vienna, diploma 1990, 2001 – 2004 guest professorship at the roger Williams university – R.I., USA, 2002 – 2004 spokesman of big-Architektur, 2010 – 2012 spokesman of Plattform baukultur. 2012 – 2014 presenter of the architectural documentary ‘Meine stadt – ma ville’ of the tv channel Arte. since 2020, member of the advisory committee for art in public space, Vienna. Jakob Dunkl is member of the BDA niedersachsen.
Peter was born on the 20th of August 1961 in Linz, studied architecture at the technical university of Vienna, diploma 1994, 2001 guest professorship at the roger Williams university – R.I., USA, 2001 – 2004 teaching activity at the technical university of Vienna, 2004 – 2011 summer schools at the technical university of Vienna in Motovun, Croatia. 2007 – 2010 guest reviews at the academy of fine arts Vienna in cooperation with prof. rüdiger lainer and prof. Hiromi hosoya, 2006 – 2011 ordinary professor for design at the academy of fine arts in Munich, 2016 – 2018 member of the ‘design committee’ of the city Linz.
giving people space
The firm follows a poetic pragmatism. Our architecture firm, founded in 1998 by Jakob Dunkl, Gerd Erhartt, Peter Sapp and Michael Zinner (partner until 2004), is dedicated to projects and processes that focus on people. Our office, which today has around 40 employees, focuses on flexible structures that should give people space and freedom. Lateral thinking largely determines how we work, while empathy and curiosity guide us through the design process. We create emotional and simple solutions with the highest possible efficiency that create additional added value for the users. The belief in longevity and long-term changes also plays a central role in our designs. We believe that flexible usage scenarios create sustainable projects. Our projects, competitions and buildings of various sizes in a national and international context must show authenticity, charisma and a strong identity.Read More: Querkraft Architekten | Vienna | Austria