The finalists of the Alto Adige 2013 Architecture award

For the first time one of the awards will be given by a popular vote

by Malcolm Clark
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One hundred and forty nine projects have been nominated for the Alto Adige 2013 Architecture Awards. Organized every two years by the Fondazione Architettura Alto Adige, the award acknowledges the best projects completed in the region after 2008.

The jury, which is made up of Adolfo Natalini (Italy), Tom Vack (USA) and Axel Simon (Switzerland), has selected the 28 finalists, four in each category (public, housing, office & industry, tourism, open spaces, interior and renovation).

For the first time in the history of the Award, in addition to the jury's vote, the public will also have the opportunity to vote until November 18th.

Here are the finalists in the 'public' category:

Cultural Center in Ora

- Vertikale, the new climbing gym in Bressanone (Arch. Wolfgang Merano and stadtlabor)

- the parish centre “Mother Teresa of Calcutta” in Bolzano (Arch. Siegfried Delueg)

- The Cultural Center in Ora (Monsorno Trauner Architekten)

- The expansion of the provincial vocational school for social professions 'Hannah Arendt' in Bolzano (Claudio Lucchin & architetti associati Angelo Rinaldo e Daniela Varnier).

 'housing' category:

Near the Chapel

- The house “Vicino la Cappella" (Near the Chapel), farm B" in Vipiteno (Bergmeisterwolf Architekten)

- The house Höller in Lana (Höller & Klotzner)

- The house “Wohnhaus Pliscia 13” in Val Badia (Pedevilla Architekten)

- The Artist's house and atelier in Castelrotto (Modus Architects)

'office & industry' category:

Salewa Headquarters

- The Terlano Winery (Trojer Vonmetz Architekten)

- the Nals-Margreid winery (Markus Scherer Architekt)

- The Salewa Headquarters (CZA - Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati)

- the TECHNOALPIN AG headquarters in Bolzano (Roland Baldi Architetto and Johannes Niederstätter).

 'tourism' category:

Meran 2000 ski lift

- The Merano 2000 cable car (Roland Baldi Architetto)

- The Suisi-Alpe di Siusi car park and Silbernagel offices in Siusi (Arch. Lukas Burgauner)

- the hotel Residence Fischerwirt in Valdurna/Sarentino (Arch. Wolfgang Piller)

- the Jagdhaus Tamers hunting house in San Vigilio di Marebbe (EM2 ARCHITEKTEN).


'interior' category:

atelier “la cucina di Haidacher”

- the boutique Öhler-Woman in Bressanone (Bergmeisterwolf Architekten)

- The Burger Oberschmied house in Monguelfo (Stefan Hitthaler)

- the Atelier 'la cucina di haidacher' in Perca (Lukas Mayr Architekt)

- The interior of the house W01 at Aicha (Arch Philipp Kammerer).


'open spaces' category:

The Bressanone ring road

- the external areas of Forte di Fortezza – labyrinth exhibition: Freedom (Arch. Christian Schwienbacher)

- Piazza Angela Nikoletti square in Bolzano/Oltrisarco (Roland Baldi Architetto)

- The new centre of the village of San Martino in Passiria (Arch. Andreas Flora)

- The Ring road Bressanone – Varna (Modus Architects).

'renovation' category:

Brunico Castle

- The residential house in Vicolo San Giovanni/Bolzano (Arch. Susanne Waiz)

- The KINO / CINEMA ASTRA – EX GIL in Bressanone (Lanz + Mutschlechner - stadtlabor)

- The Brunico Castle . MM Messner Mountain Museum RIPA and the former rectory Alter Widum Prettau in Predoi/Ahr Valley (EM2 ARCHITEKTEN).

The online voting will be accompanied by a travelling exhibition with the 28 nominated projects: from 5 to 9 November, at the Free University of Bolzano (opening 5/11 at 6 pm) and from 11 to 20 November in the foyer of the hospital in Bolzano. The awards ceremony with the presentation of the 1st prize of the seven awards categories and of the people's choice will take place on occasion of the Festival of Architecture (November 21, 8pm, Auditorium Haydn in Bolzano).

    Vertikale 25


    Bressanone / Italy / 2012

    Cultural Center in Ora 8

    Cultural Center in Ora

    Auer / Italy / 2012

    Ampliamento della scuola superiore 'Hannah  Arendt' 32

    Ampliamento della scuola superiore 'Hannah Arendt'

    Bolzano / Italy / 2013

    next to the chapel 278

    next to the chapel

    Sterzing / Italy / 2011

    Chalet LaPedevilla 80

    Chalet LaPedevilla

    San Vigilio di Marebbe / Italy / 2013

    Artist's house and atelier 58

    Artist's house and atelier

    Castelrotto / Italy / 2012

    Cantina Nals-Margreid 62

    Cantina Nals-Margreid

    Nals / Italy / 2011

    Salewa Headquarters 103

    Salewa Headquarters

    Bolzano / Italy / 2011

    Sede Technoalpin 16

    Sede Technoalpin

    Bolzano / Italy / 2010

    Funivia Merano 2000 - stazioni a valle e a monte 16

    Funivia Merano 2000 - stazioni a valle e a monte

    Merano / Italy / 2010

    Tamersc Mountain Lodge 262

    Tamersc Mountain Lodge

    San Vigilio di Marebbe / Italy / 2009

    Atelier 'la cucina di haidacher' 90

    Atelier 'la cucina di haidacher'

    Percha / Italy / 2013

    Piazza Angela Nikoletti 4

    Piazza Angela Nikoletti

    Bolzano / Italy / 2011

    Ring road Bressanone – Varna 58

    Ring road Bressanone – Varna

    Brixen / Italy / 2020



    Brixen / Italy / 2012

    MMM Messner Mountain Museum RIPA 32

    MMM Messner Mountain Museum RIPA

    Bruneck / Italy / 2011

    Alter Widum Prettau 8

    Alter Widum Prettau

    Predoi / Italy / 2011