The practice’s diverse portfolio features residential, commercial and cultural projects. The office is currently involved in a variety of projects in Europe and Asia for both the public and private sectors ranging in scale from a master plan for a 180.000m2 resort on the Caspian Sea – AZ to a 2.100m2 high-end residential development on the Gerlitzen slopes in Carinthia – AT and holiday residences in the Greek islands.
The work has been awarded numerous prizes in architectural competitions, received several awards and honours, widely published in reviews and publications and exhibited internationally. In 2015 and 2013 buerger katsota architects were nominated for the Mies van den Rohe Award European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and are recipients of the ‘Public and Common Use’ Award 2013 of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture and of the ‘Architecture Abroad’ Award 2010 of the Union of Greek Architects. In 2014 and 2012, the practice participated in the Architecture Biennales of Venice.
buerger katsota architects are committed to a research-based approach and object to predetermined stylistic approaches. Designing for a world that exceeds 6 billion inhabitants, the practice constantly reflects upon and consciously addresses this global ‘urbanization’ condition in every one of the projects, be it small or large in scale. The work is informed by the physical context of a project, the understanding and sensitivity to the culture and climate of a place. The experiential potential of light and materials, detailing and construction are of primary concern to the practice alongside the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. The continuous questioning of the ‘given’ and the ‘established’ generate a process of abstraction leading to subtle yet innovative architectural visions for ‘new’ realities.