SOLID architecture is a Vienna based practice, set up in 2000 by Christine Horner and Christoph Hinterreitner. The team provides solutions to sensitive and challenging public tasks, often in combination with the reuse and reinterpretation of existing building structures. Their work focuses on buildings for education, corporate architecture, bridges and exhibition design.
SOLID architecture has among others completed projects for the Austrian state, the Austrian pavilion at EXPO 2008, the international office furniture manufacturer Bene, Austria's leading electricity provider Verbund AG and the Austrian Lotteries. All projects origin from successful competition entries. SOLID architecture's projects are regularly published in international journals.
Christine Horner (1972, Salzburg, A) studied architecture at the TU Vienna and the Ecole de la Villette in Paris. Before founding SOLID architecture she gained practical experience in architectural offices in Washington DC, Darmstadt and Paris.
Christoph Hinterreitner (1970, Vienna, A) studied architecture at the TU Vienna, the TU Graz and the RWTH in Aachen, and history of arts at the University in Vienna. After working in architectural offices in Vienna, Cologne and Paris he founded SOLID architecture.
A lot of their projects require the extension and the refurbishment of existing buildings and structures. These structures have qualities that originate in the past and have proofed their timelessness by being still readable and valid. The decision which qualities they want to pursuit and preserve is defined by their present state, instruments, abilities and building technologies.
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