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Austrian State Prize for Architecture, 2018

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Collections and Research Center of the Tyrolean State Museums


“Tyrol’s Treasure Chest” captured the Special Prize in the competition for the 2018 Austrian State Prize for Architecture, which presented awards in the “Public Administration” and “Commerce” categories on 19 September. For us, it was a special sign of esteem that our award category was created specifically to do justice to the Collections and Research Center’s complexity as a project:

These days, it’s exhibiting that is given the attractive spaces – be they historic or new. On the other hand, collection, storage, and research – i.e., those areas of work that are hardly ever experienced directly by the general public – are relegated to spaces of an austere and utilitarian character. But with their new Collections and Research Center, the Tyrolean State Museums instead commissioned a structure for these functions that ended up being outstanding enough to merit a Special Prize in the “Public Administration” category.

Christian Kühn, jury member, Austrian State Prize for Architecturer

Franz&Sue partner Erwin Stättner, project head Corinna Toell, Tyrolean Provincial Councillor Johannes Tratter, and Tyrolean State Museums Director Wolfgang Meighörner accepted this prize at the awards ceremony at Technisches Museum Wien, at which the laudatory address was given by cultural historian Wolfgang Kos.