This Vienna-based architecture office has been in existence since 1998. Jakob Dunkl, Gerd Erhartt and Peter Sapp work with a team of around 30 staff. querkraft defines its guiding principe as “giving people space”, which expresses a permanent striving for generosity in the design of spaces and for a freedom that allows the user to develop. querkraft is working on a variety of housing projects (a residential high rise in Paris, a project in Munich and some in Vienna), on the ‘Museum für konkrete Kunst und Design’ (Ingolstadt, GER), the first car-free, inner city IKEA furniture store (Vienna AUT) and on the Austrian-Pavillon for the Expo 2020 in Dubai.
The numerous awards won by querkraft include the “Prize for Architecture 2016” from the City of Vienna and the “design award 2018” of the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) for the design of the facade of an industrial building in the USA.