SOMA is an Austrian practice founded in 2007 by four partners. soma sees architecture as an ongoing inquiry and a field for experimentation. Its activities range from the development of contemporary digital design strategies to the implementation of advanced geometries and theoretical research. For soma, architecture is defined as “thinking in concepts” that deploy their potential in spatial, physical and sensuous experiences.
The team has been awarded many prizes in international competitions. Its work has won international recognition and has been featured in publications and exhibitions, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.
In addition to the Theme Pavilion for the Expo 2012 Yeosu in South-Korea, current finished projects include the extension for the Building Academy in Salzburg, Austria (completed in June 2012) and a temporary music pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale (completed in March 2011). soma has offices in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria.