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18th International Architecture Biennale 2023: Architecture collective AKT and Hermann Czech will design Austria’s pavilion

The Austrian Secretary of State for Arts and Culture, Andrea Mayer announced today that the architecture collective AKT together with Architect Hermann Czech will represent Austria at the 18th International Architecture Biennale 2023 in Venice. A jury of Austrian and international architecture and design specialists, together with the State Secretary, selected the winning project entitled Beteiligung / participation from a shortlist of three projects. The competition was organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport.

Andrea Mayer, Secretary of State for Arts and Culture:  "I am delighted to have acquired a highly qualified, internationally networked and cross-generational team for the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale in the form of AKT and the Architect Hermann Czech. It was an unanimous decision. The innovative and participatory concept, the high quality of the project proposal, the theoretical and creative approaches as well as the specific plans for its realisation, has indeed convinced us.

AKT and Hermann Czech pose relevant questions about the future – in their project they work in and with the city, they act in an inclusive way, and give thought to sustainability. I wish the team all the very best for the realisation of their plans and we are very much looking forward to the exhibition itself in 2023."