Interviews

Markus Gohm / Ulf Hiessberger

Architects
Feldkirch, 13.5.2014, 17:00

Interview: Wolfgang Fiel
Camera and audio: Gerhard Klocker
Production: Denizhan Fiel
Versions: German (60 min, HD) | English (3 min, Voiceover)

Gohm Hiessberger Architekten was founded in Feldkirch in 1991 by Markus Gohm and Ulf Hiessberger. In addition to planning and implementing new construction projects, Gohm Hiessberger also design urban development concepts. Their philosophy is based on the idea that building always relates to people and the found location. They base their work on, and strive towards, the definition of a new site, high-quality utility, appropriate intervention, and a sense of poetry that extends beyond the actual purpose at hand. In 2006, Gohm Hiessberger were nominated for the Austrian State Prize for Architecture for the Dornbirn Hospital and accorded an honourable mention at the Austrian Architecture Award and the 2009 Austrian Client Award. They were also nominated for the Constructive Alps Award for Papillon, their housing complex in Mauren, and garnered a Best Architects 14 Award in 2014.

Markus Gohm

Born in 1955 in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg. Studied architecture at the University of Innsbruck from 1976 to 1984. From 1997 to 2002, he lectured on design at the University of Liechtenstein and was on the executive committee for the Vorarlberg Arcitecture Institute (vai) from 2004 to 2007.

Ulf Hiessberger

Born in 1958 in Linz, Upper Austria. Studied architecture at the University of Innsbruck from 1979 to 1986. Since 2013, he has served on the Rankweil architectural advisory board and on the executive committee for the Vorarlberg Arcitecture Institute (vai).