296 apartments and 12 commercial units
Rural areas are developing in line with the times. At the Pogusch in the Austrian Alps, Birgit and Heinz Reitbauer prove this at an altitude of 1050 m: PPAG architects, the minds behind the extension of the Steirereck restaurant in Vienna’s Stadtpark in 2015, also won the competition for the new formation of the Steirereck am Pogusch in 2018. The extensive construction project was completed in spring 2022. The complex now includes a farm, a biomass power plant, as well as hospitality and gastronomy of the highest standard. PPAG architects are responsible for completely renewed structures in the inn and kitchen, a new gazebo and two unconventional glass houses (with a garden for rare plants as kitchen hinterland, overnight accommodation in cabanes and a multi-storey spa). The realization, in collaboration with the best handicraft companies, allowed for a nowadays unusual level of detail
Affordable housing in a prime location in Berlin: 78 residential units and 2 commercial units, KfW standard 55.
A new building for degewo in a construction gap near Gleisdreieck. The urgency of affordable inner-city housing suggests that as many apartments as possible should be built at this location. A forecourt is formed at the corner with the narrow alley, avoiding the unexposed interior corner. No apartment is exclusively north-facing. The project shows floor plans common in the housing market. A more radical original variant, that challenges these usages in favor of more urban lifestyles, was rejected by the client.
In the middle of the southern Ecuadorian Andes right away from the city Cuenca – UNESCO World Cultural Capital – PPAG are building the German School Stiehle.
Integrated secondary school (ISS), high school, gym
This exhibition is a plea for progress in architecture, housing and urban design.