Zechner & Zechner

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Zechner & ZechnerMartin Zechner (*1962) and Christoph Zechner (*1961) were born in Graz / Austria and studied Architecture at the Technical University of Graz. After working with several architects in Austria (Arch. Plottegg, Arch. Kada, Arch. Domenig), Germany and Switzerland, they set up their own office “Zechner & Zechner” in Vienna in 1988.

Right now 30 architects and technicians are engaged in the Z&Z main office in Vienna.

After winning the „Corporate Design Competition for architecture of the Austrian Railways” in 1990, an intense activity concerning traffic architecture started. Especially architecture for railway-stations was the main engagement of Zechner & Zechner.

They set into practice many buildings for railways in between the program „Corporate Design for The New ÖBB“, „New Offensive for train stations“ and the “high speed- track Vienna – Salzburg”.

Further buildings concerning housing (Europan 1 [1993], Jeglitschgründe Leoben [1999-2006], Laaerberg Vienna [2000], Stella Zwei – Vienna [2011] followed.

Winning architecture competitions led to contracts for building the new leisure centre for Amstetten, the new Airport-Tower at Vienna´s International Airport or the new Marriott hotel in Vienna.

The office is involved in many traffic- and infrastructural projects ongoing. Among other projects the architectural design of bridges and other traffic- buildings, urban developments and complex multifunctional buildings are the main interests of Zechner & Zechner.

At the moment the office is a member of the design-team for the New Main Station in Vienna, a project which will have an investment over € 600 Mio., is working on the skyscraper project for the new headquarter of ÖBB, the Orbi-Tower highrise and on several office-buildings and shopping centres.

Zechner & Zechner´s engagement in urban design and large-scale buildings led to several commissions abroad. Projects and competition entries in Moscow, Kiev, Warsaw, Budapest and St.Petersburg are in planning stages or amongst construction phase.

Zechner & Zechner´s buildings were awarded many times. Among others with the European Steel Design Award, Brunel Award for outstanding design in railway transport or the AR-Award for emerging architecture.