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Nomination for the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2023 , Category: Educational Architecture

This year, we have over 4,500 entries across 15 different categories. From Educational, to Commercial or Public, each category showcases the very best in innovation, sustainability, design and functionality. The projects curated by our team have made a significant impact on the built environment and deserve recognition for their excellence.
The 14th edition of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

form—follies—function Workshop Tower by HARDDECOR ARCHITEKTUR

The former climbing tower in the outdoor space of the “Wienerbruck” base camp in Lower Austria’s largest nature park “Ötscher Tormäuer” was rethought in 2021. Johanna Digruber and Christian Fröhlich, who jointly run the studio HARDDECOR ARCHITEKTUR in Vienna, transformed the tower wasteland into a “flying classroom”, opening up new possibilities for mediating nature. The building, which had become useless, thus represents the paradigm shift – away from event culture and towards a knowledge society.
ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards