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Telegraf 7 / BEHF Architects

BEHF Architects has received five prestigious architecture awards for the Telegraf 7 project, a former telephone exchange of the K. u. K. Post- und Telegrafendirektion (postal and telegraphic administration) in Vienna.

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Architects: BEHF Architects

Location: Lehargasse 7, 1060 Wien, Austria

Head Of Design: Ingo Hartmann

Area: 6500.0 m2

Project Year: 2017

Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

Project Manager: Ramin Maschayechi

Planning: Ellen Gehrke, Samuel Netocny

Lighting Design Collaborator: Desingbüro Christian Ploderer GmbH

Planning Of Furnitures Collaborator: PFAU Objekteinrichtung u. Innenraumgestaltung

Curtains Collaborator: Kohlmaier GesmbH

Restorers Collaborator: Team akademischer Restauratoren

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Text description provided by the architects. BEHF Architects has received five prestigious architecture awards for the Telegraf 7 project, a former telephone exchange of the K. u. K. Post- und Telegrafendirektion (postal and telegraphic administration) in Vienna.

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The ?best architects 18 Award? in the category ?Interior Design?, the Iconic Award 2017 in the ?Architecture? category, the German Design Award 2018 in the ?Architecture? category, and two additional awards in the categories ?Architectural Design / Heritage Architecture? and ?Restoration & Renovation?.
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Not only had the integral design of the listed building, which BEHF created in cooperation with the client JP Immobilien, made an excellent impression on the jury?the jurors were also convinced by their outstanding architectural achievements.

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?It was our aim to connect the two historical halls and to create offices with highly modern infrastructure in the middle of the existing historical environment. The awards confirm that we were more successful than expected,? says Daniel Jelitzka, founding partner and managing director at JP Immobilien a Viennese real estate group.

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Armin Ebner of BEHF Architects describes the concept: ?The room itself is already a great experience due to its impressive height, ceiling frescoes, and pilasters,? he says. ?An additional highlight are two office areas that seem to be removed, appearing almost spherical. It is the contrast which makes the appearance and atmosphere so special.?

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The architectural centre is an elaborate room-in-room construction with two minimalistic ?boxes? that seem to be completely detached from the existing historical inventory: Opulent telegraph halls featuring stucco restored true to the original, and colourful wall paintings. As a result, the historical fabric remains unaffected and finally becomes visible after years of being hidden from the public. There are office spaces and conference rooms, as well as an area on the indoo...
Source: Archdaily
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