Interviews

Roland Gnaiger

Architect, professor and head of the architecture department at the University of Arts and Industrial Design, Linz
Doren, 13.2.2014, 10:00

Interview: Wolfgang Fiel
Camera and audio: Gerhard Klocker
Production: Denizhan Fiel
Versions: German (82 min, HD) | English (7 min, Voiceover)

Roland Gnaiger

Born in 1951 in Bregenz, Vorarlberg. Studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Eindhoven University of Technology in Holland. Since 1979, he has operated his own offices in Bregenz and Doren in the Bregenzerwald. In addition to his planning work, he has been active on an ongoing basis as an advocate for architecture (numerous lectures, contributions to books and journals, and 151 reports on ORF television) and as an expert adviser, consultant, project developer, and juror. He has also won a host of architecture awards. In 1996, he became a professor at the University of Art and Design Linz, where he heads the architecture department. He set up the master's programme überholz and the BASEhabitat studio (architecture for development). Gnaiger chairs the Austrian State Prize for Architecture and Sustainability and the jury for the LandLuft Baukulturgemeinde Prize.