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The wide spread excellent reputation of architecture in Graz came already up in the 1970ies, when a group of young graduates of the local architecture faculty brought out, with political support, numerous examples of extraordinary architecture– completely opposite the mainstream of the period.

The experimental housing construction of that time was highly respected all over Europe. A development to date: a lot of new university and hospital buildings are emerging.

In 2003 Graz was European Capital of Culture – a fact that gave rise to create architectonic spots. And because of its growing, there are new impetus in housing construction, entire quarters are rising, schools are built,… and everything that belongs to this development.

Program options:

University buildings:

Med Campus Graz University center and medical research as “city in the city” - Riegler Riewe (-2018)

Biomedical technology Adaptation of a listed university building of the late 1950ies - Gangoly & Kristiner (2015)

MUMUTH House for music and musical theater, University of music - Ben van Berkel (2008)

ReSoWi The longest university building of Graz - Domenig & Eisenköck (1996)

Greenhouses in the botanic garden of the University of Graz A new interpretation in form and material - Volker Giencke (1995)



School campus Algersdorf New ways of learning in a “cluster school” – Mesnaritsch Architektur (2016)

Primary school Mariagrün Extension of a school in massive wood - Kalb & Berktold (2014)

Multi-purpose hall of the school sisters A key work of the “School of Graz” - Günther Domenig & Eilfried Huth (1977)

Leisure buildings/amenities:

Oyster Public in- and outdoor swimming center with SPA - fasch & fuchs (2010)


Housing architecture:

Smart City Lighthouse project Science Tower - M. Pernthaler (2016)

The Eggenberg Mountains A new concept for perimeter buildings - Pentaplan (2016)

Geidorf Hoch 3 Urban concentration in Biedermeier neighbourhood - PURPUR.ARCHITEKTUR (2015)

Housing Laimburggasse Urban housing in a park - Gangoly & Kristiner (2013)

Housing Muchargasse Housing between existing Biedermeier buildings - Bramberger Architects (2013)

Working and Living on the quai “High density” in two layers - INNOCAD Architektur (2012)

Golden Angel Residential and office building - Pentaplan (2012)

Trade fair district Energy-optimised and mixed-use building – M. Pernthaler (2011)

Rondo Urban residential and office building – M. Pernthaler (2008)

Golden Nugget Special infill building with rear house - Innocad (2005)


Office and commercial buildings:

Styria Headquarter A new decentral Media-Center – Architektur Consult (2015)

Pachleitner Headquarter The black panther on the south periphery of Graz - gs architects (2010)

Trade hall A Abundantly floor space for large-scale fairs - Riegler.Riewe (2008)

Civic hall Abundantly space for large-scale events - Klaus Kada (2002)

Tour angeboten als:

Half-day tour:  4.0 hours
Extended tour: 7.0 – 8.0 hours (with lunch-break)


We recommend this tour by public transport, a rented bus or by bicycle, easily to combine with each other thematic tour in Graz.